Sarah Burton: ‘I remember one collection - the prêt-à-porter autumn/winter 1999-2000 collection - which involved a model in a Perspex robotic body. The guy who made the robot told us ten minutes before the model walked out, “If she sweats in the suit, she’s going to electrocute herself. So tell her not to sweat”.
We all admire the crazy/sexy fashions of Star Trek, Barbarella and Buck Rogers. But the era of Moon landings and space dreams gave rise to tons of amazing fashions. There was spacesuit chic, robot glamour and alien loveliness.