Footage of models displaying the latest fur fashions (early 1900's).
Fashions (Very early 20th century). 1918. Location of events unknown.
Several women walk down steps outside stately home wearing a variety of fur coats (Various shots). Various shots of the glamorous models walking around the grounds. Some are wearing some very stylish hats. The group continues walking around, a senior military official has joined them. Various similar shots. The group stands around chatting, a small dog runs around nearby.
Notes: A researcher has confirmed that this film was shot at Dorchester House in 1918. It features Adele Capell, Countess of Essex (1859-1922); Lady Joan Rachel De Vere Campbell (1899-1979); Lady Diana Maud Nina Somerset (1898-1935); Lady Ursula Grosvenor (1902-1978); Lady Susannah Holford (1864-1943); Louise Emily Somerset, the Duchess of Beaufort (1864-1945), Anne Dickson-Poynder, Lady Islington (1869-1958), Joan Dickson-Poynder (1897-1987) and Lady Randolph Churchill (1854-1921). The military officer is Sir George Lindsay Holford (1860-1926).
The Holfords were the owners of Dorchester House.