Have you got a ticket for the upcoming A/W catwalks this September? …Can you get us a seat next to Anna Wintour? Thanks.

Style trends often look back at history for inspiration. To get you ready for the dazzling array of designer clothes soon approaching, here is our selection of clips of fashion through the ages, from the 20s to the present day.


Fashions of 1920s, Professor Voronoff, Chanel fashion house, beauty pageant, automobile competition


Chic hat modelling, 1940s


50s fashions on the streets of America


Fashion show in the USSR with catwalk fashion from the Netherlands, 1961 / Film Images 


Fashion Collection Spring-Summer 1971 – Women modelling clothing and nightwear in an exotic Mediterranean setting (Tunisia) / Film Images

20th Century Fashion Showreel

Showreel documenting fashion throughout the 20th century, with clips from the Bridgeman Footage archive

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