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Men, Women and Clothes
How Fashions Come and Go
BBC Fashion Program from 1957
Episode 6/6 - Facing the Elements
'The purpose of most fashion is to be ostentatiously non-functional.'
26 May 1957
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.
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