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Mama's Easter Parade Costume of 2000 A.D. (1951)

This image of "Mama's Easter parade costume in 2000 A.D." appeared in the February 26, 1951 Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Walla Walla, WA). "Chicago fashion experts" predicted that women would carry around their own food, fuel and telephones in mesh bags. The food and telephones seem rather prescient, but I'm not so sure about the "fuel" part of the equation. 

FASHION FORECAST -- Mama's Easter parade costume in 2000 A.D. will look something like this, say Chicago fashion experts. They say women will tote their own food, fuel and telephones in mesh bags, such as are carried by model Marjorie Needham. 


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It's funny how, no matter how much other skin was showing, respectable women in the fifties (this model, Jeannie from "I Dream of Jeannie") kept their navels covered. I'd say this outfit is less "Easter Parade 2000" and more "Urban Hipster 2009." I think I've seen Chloe Sevigny wearing it.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Mesh bags don't sound particularly futuristic...

October 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBillum

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