09/02/2011 01:30 pm ET Updated Nov 02, 2011

1930s Designers Predict Fashion In The Year 2000 (VIDEO)

In this Pathetone Weekly feature from the thirties, American designers show off their predictions for fashion 70 years into the future. Their expectations were both too high and too low -- with pants and wedges as wild a proposition as an "electric belt [that] will adapt the body to climactic changes." But their gadget-encrusted man hit the nail on the head. Stay tuned for a sure-to-come iPhone app, "candies for cuties."

WATCH below:

(via openculture)