A Funny Look at 1930s Predictions of What We’d Be Wearing by 2000
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So, it’s 2014 and we’re not wearing crazy silver spacesuits like in those futuristic movies made decades ago.
Here’s a video from 1939 in which American designers imagine futuristic fashion, the fashion of 2000 and beyond.
Some of the predictions aren’t so far off: A couple of designers say clothes will be temperature controlled. While this dream hasn’t exactly been realized, battery powered, heated vests and boots are available, and Uniqlo’s heattech clothing uses the body’s moisture to generate heat.
Another prediction, that skirts would disappear altogether, hasn’t come true, but they are certainly more rare than in the 1930s.
In the 1980s, Michael J. Fox’s character time travels to 2015 in “Back to the Future II.” In 2015, clothes has built-in drying systems, shoes fasten themselves around the wearer’s feet, and sleeves automatically adjust to a person’s arm length.