The WatchCut Video YouTube channel is most widely recognized for their 100 Years of Beauty series. In this series, a specific country is chosen, through which to highlight how that country’s trends have evolved over the years.

Their most recent country of choice was non other than our very own Egypt. Here’s the beautiful video that takes you through Egypt’s recent history of trends – or looks – that its women have bore, starting from the beginning of the 20th century all through to the powerful January 25 revolution.

And here is a video of Jacinthe Assaad – with an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from The American University in Cairo (AUC) and a PhD in Comparative Literature from The University of Washington (UW) – discussing the research behind the looks: