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Miss A.D. 2000 (Chicago Tribune, 1952)

While browsing the Chicago Tribune archives this past weekend I came across this feature from May 4, 1952. It highlights fashion designs from Jacques Heim, Marcel Rochas, Madame Carven and Jacques Griffe.

"What will women wear in the year 2000? A photographer put the question to leading Paris couturiers, who took the wraps off their imaginations and produced these forecasts of future fashions."

My favorite vision of what we'd be wearing in the year 2000 is probably that of Marcel Rochas, whose clothes are pictured in the image below.

"Marcel Rochas envisions a spiral antenna headdress for thought transference; sunglass-shaped eye make-up; costume reminiscent of ancient armor; floating veils, and sandals of panther skin."

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April 5, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersecret man agent

I can't believe how practical those outfits are! It's a wonder I'm not wearing anything close to those fashions on a daily basis. Love it.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

Celebrity red-carpet fashion has long held onto the romantic drapery look, so that last one is not so far off.
I imagine that the dress-which-becomes-wings would work like the "memory cloth" of Batman's wings in Batman Begins.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrain endless

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