What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 19 May 1957
DURATION | 14 minutes 17 seconds
In this programme Doris Langley Moore talks about how the capriciousness of fashion is demonstrated most readily in informal clothes, which are less expensive and therefore changed more frequently than formal attire. We are also shown an original example of the revolutionary Dior 'New Look' suit of 1947 alongside the boxy, utilitarian alternative favoured by the British Government, no less.
Dora Bryan, stalwart of British cinema throughout the 1940s and 1950s, appears in this programme demonstrating her batting skills in a 19th-century outfit.
The BBC's first ever series in colour explores the history of fashion.
Irrational clothes - a look at why we wear things we can't function in.
How fashion dictates body shape and facial decoration.
From christenings to funerals - how clothes signify important occasions.
Everyday wear from the last 200 years.
'The purpose of most fashion is to be ostentatiously non-functional.'
Keep up to the minute by making this attractive and versatile dress.
Suits for women of all shapes, sizes and postcodes.
Solve your outer-wear problems with a fashionable and functional coat.
Look smart and stylish with this trendy suit.
Making fashionable garments at a fraction of the retail cost.
In fashion 'all designers should be obsolete'.
How to make your own Caroline Charles outfit.
The Queen Mother sends her appreciation of 'Men, Women and Clothes'.
The BBC's report into what audiences thought about the first episode of 'Men, Women and Clothes'
The first of a two-part, graphics-laden supplement to accompany the series 'Clothes That Count'.
The second of a two-part, graphics-laden supplement to accompany the series 'Clothes That Count'.
Viewing figures for the programme and responses from members of the public.
Suggestions for ways of extending the popularity of the television series on knitting.
A no-holds-barred rejection of suggested ideas for books to accompany the TV series.
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