I just watched this programme, 'Men, Women and Clothes: Sense and Nonsense' on bbc iplayer. It was recorded in the 1950's and is an astute and slightly scathing appraisal of the fashions of the last few centuries up to the present day (1950's). It's only 20 minutes long as has some great pieces in it (I liked the edwardian dress where you can only shuffle along!) and Doris Langley Moore, the presenter is awesome!
link here but hurry, it's only available until thursday night!