Fashions of the 1970s as Imagined in the 1920s

On the left, you see a bride of 1978 ready to go down the aisle. On the right, you see (obviously) a nun. Although the resolution of these images in the May 6, 1928 issue of San Antonio Light is poor, you can see that fashion designer Faith Celli predicted the future perfectly. Our correspondent from the 20s writes:

It is taken for granted that the honeymoons of that period will be spent in airplanes, and Mrs. Campbell's outfit is distinctly designed for aviation.

Miss Faith Celli, of London, wore her conception of what the nun of 1980 will wear. It is immediately recognizable as a convent garb, but shown unmistakably the influence of Reinhardt's "The Miracle," particularly in the tall headgear and collar forming plane formation. Several clergymen who saw the costume pronounced it an ideal one, expressing splendidly the simplicity and seclusion of life in a convent of the future.


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