"Space age outfits in silver vinyl by Pierre Cardin, on display at Fashion Week in Paris, 26th January 1968." [Getty Images]
The undercover vice cops wear a "superthin shroudlike membrane" to cloud their appearance in Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. An information magician in William Gibson's Neuromancer wears "a polycarbon suit with a recording feature that allowed him to replay backgrounds at will." Now that these science-fiction…
I thought we learned our lesson from cheesy sci-fi movies. You know how everyone in the fictional future is walking around with clunky, stupid glasses? Now a designer wishes to birth that digital dystopia.
Zip-off sleeves, glass gowns, aluminum dresses, and towering hairdos to give Amy Winehouse a run for her money: they're what women will be wearing in the far future of 2000—at least according to this newsreel report from the 1930s. Men, it's the ever chic jumpsuit and beard combo for you. Oooo, swish! [via Jezebel]
The February 1, 1939 issue of Vogue ran this photo of the 21st Century man. The caption appears below. The picture can also be found in the book Exit to Tomorrow: World's Fair Architecture, Design, Fashion 1933-2005.