Film

How to Be Fashionable

When: Tue., Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. 2016

Let's be honest, there's no way the writer of this piece knows anything about being fashionable. Journalists tend to dress like tourists whose luggage was lost. (Interesting aside: the sales people at any American newspaper dress beautifully — they're flawless, and they shame the press scrubs daily.) Be that as it may, the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org) has a fun tie-in to its Little Black Dress exhibition in How to Be Fashionable, a free screening of vintage educational films. These films, which are all from the era when men wore hats (and not baseball hats, either), are full of tips for looking your best. From understanding how to find the proper cut and color for your body type (pale, blocky) to making your own clothes (ha!), these films might be the last chance for a certain schlubby calendar writer to learn how to dress like an adult. How to Be Fashionable takes place at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission