• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of 1947 evening wear designed by Edith Hart and shown at the Dorchester.

  • Description

    Titles read: "FASHION FEATURE".


    At the Dorchester Hotel we see various shots of mannequins parading along a catwalk in the latest evening gowns designed by Edith Hart.

    The first gown is a straight black number with several rows of light-coloured ruffles at the neck and hemline. Commentator says "the very feminine frills make uniforms a distant memory". The next dress is button-through, with a broad sash at the front and a short train at the back. The next outfit consists of a white crepe blouse with long puffed sleeves and ruffles at the neck worn with a long black skirt - looks very Victorian.

    Next model wears a black velvet coat, embroidered with white chenille. She takes off the coat to reveal a simple white taffeta gown embroidered in black chenille in the same design. Finally, we see two girls modelling cotton evening gowns in a garish floral design and featuring the tiered skirt that was very fashionable at the time.

    Great footage of typical late 1940s evening wear.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:44:00 / 01:37:08:00
    NP 125

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