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    The Nylon Fair, The Royal Albert Hall, London.

    High angle shot of an audience seated in front of a stage decorated in rainbow coloured swathes of nylon. A model enters dressed in a flouncy cerise nylon cloak encrusted with sequins and red cropped trousers, both designed by Teddy Tinling and named 'supper fantasy'. She swirls around the stage towards the camera removing the cloak and revealing a matching nylon cerise blouse. C/U of two wealthy middle aged women smoking in the audience.

    High angle shot of the stage as another model enters wearing a nylon cream and pink party dress with a puffy skirt designed by Arthur Banks. C/U of the hand painted flowers on the skirt, tilt up to the model's smiling face as she exits gracefully to the applause of the audience. C/U of a woman in the audience.

    High angle shot of the stage as a third model totters in dressed in a beige party dress "with a back plunging neckline balanced by a sweeping overskirt" made from nylon and metallic yarn lace and designed by Worth, part of the "very exclusive" 'Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers. C/U of a trendy man in the audience wearing black framed spectacles and a goatee beard. C/U of the model, tilt down to skirt. M/S of two prosperous looking men in suits in the audience.

    M/S of a forth model slowly turning on the stage to display her blue mohair and nylon suit, hat and gloves, all by Lachasse. C/U of the model's face as she gives a saucy look to a man in the audience. C/U of a handsome man in audience. C/U of the model, tilt down to show off the fabric of the suit. C/U of an awe-struck face of a young woman in the audience.

    M/S of the stage as the same model re-enters dressed in a long white beaded lace ball gown by Norman Hartnell. C/U of the model posing with her hand under her chin, still giving saucy looks to the audience. Tilt down to show off the beads, lace and bows on the skirt. C/U of the fabric. M/S of row in the audience.

    M/S of a brunette model entering the stage wearing a floral dressing gown. She opens the gown to reveal a nylon baby doll nightie underneath - according to the narrator, "lingerie merits a fashion parade of its own". Low angle C/U of the model looking coyly off stage before exiting with the gown slung over her shoulders.

    High angle shot of a black haired model sweeping on stage wearing a red and pink night-dress and long negligee which she holds out with her hands. C/U of the model as she removes the negligee "aptly named honeymoon" and turns. M/S of the model gliding off stage. C/U of the two prosperous gentlemen smiling.

    High angle shot of a model dressed in a jewel print crimped nylon swimming costume and red conical hat entering the stage. C/U of the model, tilt down to show off the costume as the model turns.

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    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:50:10:00 / 01:52:54:00
    CP 174
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    CP 174
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