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    M/S and C/U of a dark-haired girl modelling a swimsuit in a fashion show at the National Nylon Fair in London. The costume has a black halter-neck bodice and short, puffed bloomers in stripes of red, blue, yellow and green (it looks nicer than it sounds!). Commentator tells us "it is claimed these bloomers will never lose their shape" as the girl runs her hands over them in C/U.

    M/S of two rows of sedately dressed ladies and gentlemen watching the show - they must be wholesale buyers. M/S as another model sashays along the platform wearing "the latest design in housecoats"; in a pink and white nylon taffeta with pink flounces at the collar, cuffs and hem. She unbuttons it to reveal a pink night-gown with three rows of spaghetti straps on each shoulder. C/U of a young woman in the audience watching intently; M/S of two women discussing the design.

    A blonde model is seen wearing a gorgeous yellow swimsuit with a cream and yellow beach coat trimmed with cream pom-poms; this outfit is designed by Teddy Tinling. Rather lengthy C/U of an elderly gentleman watching from the audience - he looks slightly uncomfortable! The blonde takes off the beach coat so we can see the swimsuit properly; tilt up from her white sandals to her head, showing her impossibly long legs!

    We next see a rather twee outfit by Rigby and Peller; a halter-neck swim-dress in a green and white print with Vandyke scallops at the neckline and hem. The brunette model takes off the skirt to show the swimsuit is cut quite short "to give the long leg look"; the model shows how the skirt can then be worn over the shoulders like a cape to protect the shoulders from the sun.

    Note: this was the very first National Nylon Trade Fair and was held at the Royal Albert Hall. There is correspondence and press releases on file about the exhibition, plus the entire commentary for the 'Fashion Parade' we see highlights of here.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1986
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    39.22
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:40:00 / 01:54:20:00
    Canister:
    CP 065
    Sort Number:
    CP 065
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    Mercedes The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 1950s fashion 50 50 House order 5 50's Fashion Blackpool Fetishes DOCSHOP
  • Stills

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