The Year in Fashion
A stylish history lesson of fads and looks throughout the years.
Directed byMarlene Cardin
S01:E01 - 1985
Coca Cola decides to replace its old formula with a new one. Under protest -- Classic Coke returns! Actor Rock Hudson died of AIDS. In 1985 MTV, Madonna and street fashion influenced a generation…while the mainstream looked to dressed up days and fancy nights. Here’s the best of 1985 from the runways of the world… Giorgio Armani, Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld, Genny, Missoni, David & Elizabeth Emanuel, Body Map, Zandra Rhodes, Hyper Hyper, Michiko Koshino, Ally Capellino, Mary McFadden, Bill Haire, Williwear, Matsuda, Alpert Nipon.
S01:E02 - 1986
The US space shuttle Challenger explodes with seven astronauts aboard. The New York Mets win The World Series, and in the Phillipines-- the year of “people power”. 1986 was also the year of “power dressing “. Aggressive suits and shoulder pads reflected women’s success in the workplace and TV shows like Dynasty and Dallas had us dressing up. A nostalgia for the 60's was everywhere. Here’s the best of 1986 from the runways of the world… Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Chanel, Gianfranco Ferre, Laura Biagiotti, Gianni Versace, Moschino, Betty Jackson, John Galliano, Katharine Hamnett, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan.
S01:E03 - 1987
The art world is shocked by the death of Andy Warhol after gall bladder surgery. Giorgio Armani suits up The Untouchables for the silver screen. 1987 was also the year of the short story in fashion as hemlines rose thigh high. The couture inspired ready to wear in its exquisite detail. And romance was in the air with hats and crinolines. Here’s the best of 1987 from the runways of the world…. Emanuel Ungaro, Martine Sitbon, Azzedine Alaia, Jasper Conran, Vivienne Westwood, Katharine Hamnett, Bob Mackie, David Cameron, Isabel Toledo, Carolina Hererra.
S01:E04 - 1988
After serving as Ronald Reagan’s Vice-President, George Bush wins the US presidential election. Cher launches a fragrance appropriately called “Uninhibited.” In 1988 fashion took a flight of fancy with florals and crinoline. Proportions changed with shaped jackets and wide leg pants. The vanguard pushed the envelope with street looks. Here’s the best of 1988 from the runways of the world…. Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Myrene de Premonville, Sonia Rykiel, Moschino, Byblos, Missoni, Biagiotti, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Betty Jackson, Alistair Blair, Bill Blass, Carolyne Roehm, Stephen Sprouse, David Cameron.
S01:E05 - 1989
In China, the tragic student massacre at Tianamen Square. San Francisco trembles in the worst earthquake since 1906. The design world loses legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. 1989 was also the year of the color craze in fashion. The hemline controversy of short versus long ends with pants as the new option. Here’s the best of 1989 from the runways of the world… Romeo Gigli, Genny, Gianfranco Ferre, Antony Price, Bruce Oldfield, Donna Karan, ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Isaac Mizrahi, Issey Miyake, Patrick Kelly, Chantal Thomass.
S01:E06 - 1990
It was the start of a new decade. The fall of the Soviet Union as Boris Yeltsin becomes president of the new Russian Republic. East and West Germany become one nation. 1990 looked forward to the future of fashion with the introduction of microfibers and high tech fabrics. Form fitting shapes allowed women to show off their toned bodies. And global style dominated with ethnic, exotic clothes. Here’s the best of 1990 from the runways of the world… Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacorix, Martine Sirton, Jacqueline De Ribes, Callaghan, Krizia, Erreuno, Max Mara, Vivienne Westwood, Workers For Freedom, Alistair Blair, Betty Jackson, Carolyn Roehm, Rebecca Moses, Carmelo Pomodoro, Isaac Mizrahi.