Spring Fashions + London 1959

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    Titles read: "PARIS - SPRING FASHIONS".

    Paris, France.

    Panning shot of fashion model riding on top of a horse drawn stagecoach with men in morning dress, heading away from the Arc de Triomphe. Still outdoors: C/U of a mannequin in a large white wide-brimmed hat. C/U of dumpy middle-aged woman wearing a paper bag hat on head and confused expression on face. Low angle shot of another model in a large hat.

    Interior shots of two models wearing printed day dresses (rather garish) with puffed sleeves and flowerpot hats. A Victorian / Edwardian-influenced wedding dress ('Sacre Coeur') and veil is modelled. A strapless evening gown ('Falbalas') in printed taffeta with two huge rosettes of fabric over the bust is seen next. Followed by another strapless evening dress ('Eugenie') in white tulle with short cape effect over the shoulders. (Fashions by Carven.)

    Intertitle reads: "LONDON".

    In the Bond Street hat shop of milliner Otto Lucas we see various shots of models Jill Briggs, Carol Luff and Veronica Fenn trying on hats. Jill tries on a Ballybuntle cloche with roses on it. Carol wears a black silk 'Guardsman' hat (looks like a massive pompom - great!). Veronica wears a flowered pillbox with veil. After putting their hats back on the stands they select more as commentator explains they are allowed to choose a hat each to keep as a holiday treat.
    Veronica wears a flowered cartwheel hat. Carol tries on a 'Gigi' sailor hat decorated with white roses. Jill wears a white and black spotted silk cloche trimmed with taffeta. Exterior shots shows the three girls walking along Bond Street in different new hats. Two of the girls wear fur wraps. They look in a shop window.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    49838
    Sort Number:
    59/026
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:33:00 / 01:50:32:00
    Canister:
    59/26
    Film ID:
    1553.23
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1959
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