'World Fashion Day' - August 21


It is 'World Fashion Day' on 21st August, hence the theme for our virtual 'CST Friendship Group' this week was 'Fashion'. We asked members to come to the group wearing 60s, 70s or 80s items of clothing.

We started by asking, did members have a favourite fashion style or look, either now or in the past?

Was there a particular item of clothing that they really loved? Do they still have it?

Did anyone have any stories to tell about any fashion faux pas? 

What was the most expensive item of clothing people had ever bought? Any regrets?

Did anyone ever have?

- A Toni perm

- A mullet haircut

- Hair down to their waste

- A skin head

- Sideburns

- A full beard

- Tattoos

- Piercings.


Next, we completed the following phrases about fashion ...

- All dressed up and no PLACE TO GO

- Dressed up to the NINES

- If the cap fits WEAR IT

- Keep it under your HAT

- Like it's going out of STYLE

- Put on your thinking CAP

- Ship shape and Bristol FASHION

- Smart CASUAL

- Wear the TROUSERS

- Wear your heart on your SLEEVE

- A feather in one's CAP

- A stitch in time saves NINE

- A wolf in sheep's CLOTHING

- Bee in your BONNET

- Belt and BRACES

- Best bib and TUCKER

- Black TIE

- Fancy PANTS


- Goody two SHOES

- Handle with kid GLOVES



- Mutton dressed as LAMB


- Sloane RANGER

- Talk through one's HAT

- Throw your hat into the RING

- Too big for your BREECHES/BOOTS


We then moved on to our picture and music quiz. This included time and space for discussion, reminiscences and story telling. Song choices were for group singalongs, but members were asked also to choose alternative favourite tracks at the end.


1. What was the name of the TV sitcom about life in the Grace Brothers' clothing store?

Which two characters and actors are pictured here?

(Give first names as prompts, if needed.)

2. What was the name of the TV sitcom about life in an advertising PR company?

Which two characters and actors are pictured?

3. What was the name of the TV sitcom about a white collar worker disillusioned with his life who left his clothes on the beach and disappeared for a time?

Which actor is pictured above?

4. What was the name of the TV sitcom about Fenner Fashions women's clothing outfit?

5. 'Coronation Street' set includes an underwear factory called what?

6. Which Ricky Gervais sitcom had the song 'Handbags And Gladrags' performed by 'The Stereophonics' as its theme music?

7. Which children’s TV programme had a white collar man in a suit and bowler hat going into a fancy dress shop and having adventures based on the outfits he tried on?

Here is the 'Intro' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVFcIJWe0zE

8. SONG. ‘YMCA’, The Village People - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k

What six fancy dress costumes were they wearing in the video?

Ask members to do the arm movements during the song for a bonus point.

ROUND 2. Film

9. In which 1969 film did Barbara Windsor ‘lose’ her bikini whilst doing stretch exercises?

(Barbara Windsor is currently a champion for improved and fairer access to dementia care services.)

Which two actors are pictured above?

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMt-JNLAX7s

10. Thinking of the 1961 film 'Breakfast At Tiffany’s', what kind of store is Tiffany & Co in New York?

11. Which 1964 film sees Audrey Hepburn's character shout "Come on Dover, move your bloomin' arse!" at 'Ladies Day' at Ascot? 

What was her name in the film?

12. In which 1965 film did Julie Andrews’ character make play clothes for the Von Trapp children out of old drapes?

SONG. 'Do Re Mi', Julie Andrews - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drnBMAEA3AM

Who was Julie Andrew's co-star?

13. Which 1953 film had Marliyn Monroe sing 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend'?

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knLd8bfeWtI&t=7s

14. Which 1959 film saw Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon cross dressing as female band members on tour to escape The Mob?

15. Which 1997 film had Robert Carlyle and others get into the stripping business to earn a living?

16. SONG. 'You Sexy Thing', Hot Chocolate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ohnDaKVwjs

What was the lead singer's name?

ROUND 3. Models & Fashionistas

17. What is Twiggy’s real name?

18. Burt Reynolds had the first ever male nude centrefold spread in 1972 in which magazine?

19. Sam Fox used to model topless for which page of 'The Sun'?

20. Which famous model married David Bowie?

21. Which fashion designer is one of The Fab Four’s daughters?

22. Who is this fashion designer, who brought new wave and punk into the mainstream?

23. Which artist, writer and broadcaster is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing?

24. SONG. 'Fashion', David Bowie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-z6u5hFgPk

Who was Bowie's flamboyant and androgynous alter ego of the 1970s?

ROUND 4. Old Clothes

25. Name the item of denim clothing?

Name the band?

Here is 'Come On Eileen' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVRB2HZ_R2U

26. Name the type of jumper?

Name some other types of jumper?

27. Name the clothing item?

Who is wearing them?

Here is 'Shout' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC4ytWa28qA

28. Name this type of coat?

Who is wearing it?

Here is 'You Drive Me Crazy' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFZH1ZqrRS0

29. Name these trousers?

Name the trio wearing them?

30. Name the neckwear item?

Name the person wearing it?

31. Name the type of shoes?

Name the person wearing them?

32. Name the cloak being worn?

Name the person wearing it?

33. Name the coat?

Name the person wearing it?

34. Name this type of t-shirt fabric?

What gesture is the man making?

35. SONG. 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', Nancy Sinatra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww

Name as many different types of shoes/footwear as you can? 

How many pairs of shoes was Imelda Marcos, First Lady of The Philippines from 1965-1986, said to own (nearest guess)?

ROUND 5. Styles & Bands

What bands were associated with these following styles and trends?

36. Which artists and bands were associated with Mods?

Which two motorcycles were associated with Mods?

37. Which artists and bands were associated with Glam Rock?

38. Which artists and bands were associated with the Hippie movement?

39. Which artists and bands were associated with Punk?

What was this haircut called?

40. Which artists and bands were associated with the New Romantics?

ROUND 6. Final Songs

41. SONG. 'Cosmic Dancer', T-Rex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcOnR03Tw4

Who was the lead singer of T-Rex?

This video contains scenes from the 2000 film 'Billy Elliot'. Who starred in that film?

42. SONG. 'Night Fever', The Bee Gees - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op5FxEs1aR0

Who starred in the film 'Saturday Night Fever'?

43. SONG. 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion', The Kinks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4luXLKqGYU

Name any of The Kinks UK number one singles?

44. SONG. 'San Fransisco', Scott McKenzie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHQzHb9DVmQ

Which area or district of San Fransisco is associated with the birth of 'The Hippie Movement'?

45. SONG. "Karma Chameleon', Culture Club - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

Who was the lead singer with 'Culture Club'?

FINAL SONG. 'Forever In Blue Jeans', Neil Diamond - LYRIC VIDEO FOR A SINGALONG




Time to get up and dance? Maybe dance in a circle so you can do 'Hands touching hands ...' together?


Who likes wearing fancy dress?

Have a box of hats and wigs for members to try on, just for fun ...

Ask members, if they wish, to do an impersonation which fits the wig or hat they are wearing ...

- Policeman's helmet. "Evening all!" (Dixon Of Dock Green)

- Fez. "Just like that!" (Tommy Cooper)

- Beret. "Oo, Betty!" (Frank Spencer)

- Pirate's hat. "Ahoy me hearties!" (Captain Hook)

- Cowboy hat. "Get off your horse and drink your milk!" (John Wayne)

- Blond wig. "Oh you are awful, but I do like you!" (Dick Emery)

- Flat cap. "I don't believe it!" (Victor Meldrew)

- Bowler. "Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into!" (Laurel And Hardy)

- Army cap. "Don't panic, don't panic!" (Clive Dunn)

- Black page boy wig. "Hi de hi campers!" (Ruth Madoc)