Retro futurism: Do we really want to dress like the Jetsons?

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Supermodel Kate requested this dress straight off the Balmain runway.
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:57 PM EDT
You know those crazy space outfits everyone like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna and even Vogue's Anna Wintour have been wearing? Apparently they're examples of "retro futurism," that is, what people in the past thought we would dress like in the future. Like the Jetsons! You may think it's a passing fad, but the Fall 2009 runways were packed with mod, outer space mini dresses, metallic pants, leather gloves, monstrous shoulder pads and even helmets. Don't believe us? Take a look through this slideshow and pick your favorites--come September you may be adding similar pieces to your wardrobe. [Independent][HitDanBack]