Stuart Maconie and Lauren Laverne put British style and fashion between the 1940s and the 1990s into the dock, one decade at a time.
Episode 1: 1940s
To examine 1940s fashion, Stuart and Lauren are joined in the studio by interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, international showgirl and author Immodesty Blaize and Annalisa Barbieri, Guardian columnist and former assistant to fashion designer Norman Hartnell. They discuss whether the era is defined by corsets and Christian Dior or make-do-and-mend wartime uniforms and utility.
To discuss the 1950s, they are joined by Kerry Taylor, the woman who has auctioned the clothes of the rich and famous, including Edward and Mrs Simpson. Fashion designer to royalty David Sassoon and hip boutique-owner and former pop star Brix Smith-Start also help decide whether the legacy of 50s style is society glamour or the innovation of teenage rebellion.
To discuss the 1970s, they are joined by British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, the maker of three-tier wedge sandals for the 70s rock aristocracy Terry de Havilland, and Wayne Hemingway, a teenager of the decade who went on to create his own fashion label.
To discuss the 1980s, they are joined by former fashion editor of i-D magazine and host of The Clothes Show, Caryn Franklin; bass player from Duran Duran, John Taylor; and Stevie Stewart, a designer from Boy George's favourite fashion label of the decade, Bodymap.
To discuss the 1990s, they are joined by design specialist Ben de Lisi, singer and fashion broadcaster Mica Paris and musician, model and designer Pearl Lowe to discuss whether the 90s will be remembered as the golden age of celebrity, glamour and the triumph of the high street or as a bland, joyless decade in which the globalisation led to homogeneity of style.
Stuart Maconie and Lauren Laverne's quest to identify Britain's most stylish decade ends with advocates putting the case for their favourite fashion era to an expert judging panel. Doing the honours are Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for the 40s, Brix Smith-Start for the 50s, Jill Kennington for the 60s, Wayne Hemingway for the 70s, Caryn Franklin for the 80s and Ben de Lisi for the 90s.
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