What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 26 May 1957
DURATION | 14 minutes 45 seconds
In the last episode of this series looking at the history of fashion, presenter Doris Langley Moore shows how protection from the elements has always been of secondary importance. We also see how attitudes to covering up changed completely in the 1920s, when the acquisition of a suntan became de rigueur for those serious about style.
The Redgrave family are represented in this episode by a 14-year-old Lynn Redgrave, who later went on to star in 'Georgy Girl' (for which she won a Golden Globe) and, more recently, 'Shine' and 'Gods and Monsters'.
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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