We love the present, but we can’t help looking back into the past especially when it comes to fashion. Every fashion lover seems to have a favourite moment from the days gone by. But I’ve looked back into the past to figure out whether the designers’ claims about the era are historically accurate.
Drop waist dresses from the 1920s. Bead work on luxe fabrics from the Fifties.
Historical accuracy: High
Knee and calf-length pencil skirts, dresses with pleats and gathers (1950s)
Historical accuracy: Moderate
Glamour, beauty and indulgence. (1950s)
Historical accuracy: Low (Nothing Marilyn Monroe about the collection, as the designer claimed)
Prints from the 1970-80s- like checkerboard, geometric, zig zag.
Historical accuracy: Low (Prints from the 1970s-80s include florals, animal prints and even ink splattered.)