Fashion Comedy

For some old fashion-themed funnies, try:

UnknownI Love Lucy: 28 Feb, 1955 –  The Fashion Show
Lucy is asked to model in Don Loper’s celebrity wives fashion show but she ends up with a bad sunburn and has to wear a tweed suit for the show:https://youtu.be/Fc_U7s63Qus

Unknown-1I Love Lucy: March 19, 1956 –  Lucy Gets a Paris Gown
Lucy is determined to get a new designer dress while in Paris and pretends to go on a starvation diet. Ricky and Fred find out and cook up a plan to have couture gowns made for Lucy and Ethel – from burlap:https://youtu.be/DftxC1t88-U

d22aaec899e20b6042503a2768d7c962The Beverly Hillbillies: April 22, 1964 – The Dress Shop
Mr. Drysdale has the Clampetts buy a Beverly Hills dress shop as an investment. But the Clampetts show up to help the poor widow designer and her starving models:https://youtu.be/ueS0DQhpBOY

Unknown-2Bewitched: Feb 24, 1966 – Samantha the Dressmaker
Sam zaps up dresses for her neighbours that are copies of designer originals she saw in Paris – until the designer shows up:https://youtu.be/ai0FuMSBTLU? list=PLdPXIQsb7f_28JkXMgb7RKyYK3IgZ0nCz

Unknown-3Mary Tyler Moore: Feb 8, 1975 – You Try to Be a Nice Guy
Mary helps a street girl she met in prison go straight – straight into fashion:https://youtu.be/hbvOrmQonDs?list=PLdPXIQsb7f_28JkXMgb7RKyYK3IgZ0nCz

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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