100 years of fashion

London becomes the glamour capital of the world today for Fashion Week in an extravagant explosion of design, flair, beauty and debate. As a reminder of fashion’s profound role in society’s evolution, and the way it has shaped some our most deeply-held values, watch this simple but brilliant video that dresses one (very patient) model in the female fashions of the last 100 years. (Under three minutes.)

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Activities

  1. Write down three ways that you believe fashion influences history, explaining briefly why.
  2. In 10 minutes, come up with the next big fashion trend. Draw it if you can. If not, describe it in words. Let everyone who wishes, share their idea with the class.