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Short Film: 100 Years of East London Fashion in 100 Seconds

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 31, 2011 at 5:46AM

It's a delightful minute and forty-one seconds. Even though England's Westfield Shopping Center produced the clip (posted below) to sell clothes, the video spot is really an exquisite short that provides a rapid education on fashion in film. Starting in 1911, the clip moves through the next century of fashion trends and flirtatious dance moves. Gems include 1940s flowy pants, punk leather, silly denim vests on the 1990s and every hat before 1970. What's your favorite year? Via The Hairpin.
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Thompson on Hollywood

It's a delightful minute and forty-one seconds. Even though England's Westfield Shopping Center produced the clip (posted below) to sell clothes, the video spot is really an exquisite short that provides a rapid education on fashion in film. Starting in 1911, the clip moves through the next century of fashion trends and flirtatious dance moves. Gems include 1940s flowy pants, punk leather, silly denim vests on the 1990s and every hat before 1970. What's your favorite year? Via The Hairpin.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.