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  1. jamied says

    "Exotic creation is modelled on the steps of "Quents" - the location there is 22 Hill Street, London.

    "The design is by the Rahvis sisters" - Raemonde and Dorothy Rahvis are both seen at 01:31.

    "Two other models emerge from the Rahvis salon" - the location there is 19 Upper Grosvenor Street, London.

  2. jamied says

    ADDITION: Further to my naming of Dorothy Rahvis earlier, the name may alternatively be Dora.

  3. jamied says

    Adding to my earlier comment, the Rahvis sisters are interviewed in clip 1561.14, where the interviewer calls one of them "Dora".

  4. suzie q says

    I worked for the Rahvis sisters as a junior in 1959. My family knew their family as they all lived in Soho as children. The family were Jewish refugees as were mine. Raemonde and Dora were brilliant designers and occupied the entire building in Upper Grosvenor Street. The basement housed a Greek shoemaker who matched shoes to the outfits. The 1st floor was the showroom, and the upper floor was where the machinists worked under the beady eye of a lady known as Madam. There was a separate the women who sewed beads on by hand. There was also a milliner who made the hats, the same profession that the sisters mother had been in. After I had been there few months Anna Neagle who was a regular client came in to order some outfits and remarked to Raemonde that she should use me as a model for a young collection. I was the taught to catwalk by one of the house models, and had a collection of young inspired clothes made for me. It was a madhouse to work in but l loved it. Suzie Q

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