The Fashion Archive

A collection of fashion related content from The British Pathe Film Archive. Fashion designers, haute couture shows, fashion industry footage and news reels. Vintage designs from Nina Ricci, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent. Celebrity guests including Liz Taylor and The Queen. Innovative sunglasses, bikinis and dresses. Footage of the infamous Paco Rabanne metallic dresses. Mansion house fashion shows. Models dancing down the catwalk instead of walking, as well as theatrical performances. Synchronized fashion shows. Rare jewellery sales.

Beach And Summer Fashions For 1977

Beach And Summer Fashions For 1977 (1977)

Quintessential 1970's fashion show.

Teddy Tinling Holiday Fashions

Teddy Tinling Holiday Fashions (1958)

A preview of Teddy Tinling's latest outlandish designs inspired by his travels abroad.

Mansion House Fashion Show  AKA  The Lord Mayor Looks At Wool

Mansion House Fashion Show AKA The Lord Mayor Looks At Wool (1956)

Pompous fashion show for an upper class audience - designs not nearly as bad as the commentary.

English Fashions

English Fashions

Various shots of women in England showing off fashionable dress.

Modern Fashion On Show

Modern Fashion On Show (1969)

Fashion show with designs by Ossie Clark & Allice Pollock at Chelsea Town Hall.

Berketex Fashion Show AKA Autumn And Winter Collection

Berketex Fashion Show AKA Autumn And Winter Collection (1968)

Fashion show in London showing latest designs in women's wear.

Fashions On Ice

Fashions On Ice (1965)

Models show off latest swimsuits at ice rink in London.

Clive Fashion Show

Clive Fashion Show (1967)

New dress designs by Clive. Hanover Square, London.

Nylon Fashions

Nylon Fashions (1959)

Nylon Fair in London - Sneak Preview of 70's burst of colours and cuts. Polyester itch guaranteed!

Spanish Hair Styles

Spanish Hair Styles (1955)

Vidal Sassoon hair show in Dorchester hotel - nothing like his famous geometric simplicity.

Swim Caps

Swim Caps (1957)

Punch hosts swimming caps fashion show. Great show, fantastic designs - wrong audience!

British Wool Fashions

British Wool Fashions (1953)

Top fashion houses display their latest creations - all made of wool.

Model Swim Hats, Past And Present

Model Swim Hats, Past And Present (1958)

A comparison between the frumpy swimwear of the past and the flamboyant fashions of the future!

Fashion Fair

Fashion Fair (1958)

A look at some of the latest fashions on display at the first International Fashion Fair.

Ladies Shoe Fashions

Ladies Shoe Fashions (1950)

Quirky but sexy shoes for women, on show in Germany.

Savile Row Goes On Tour AKA Saville Row Goes On Tour

Savile Row Goes On Tour AKA Saville Row Goes On Tour (1948)

'Gentlemen's Relish', a play which shows latest fashions in men's clothing, goes on tour.

Ciro's

Ciro's (1953)

Rehearsal and preparation for an Anglo-French fashion show at Ciro's nightclub in London.

French Mannequins

French Mannequins (1950)

French mannequins model outfits designed by Pierre Balmain in London.

Balmain's Winter Collection For 1964

Balmain's Winter Collection For 1964 (1963)

Pierre Balmain's winter collection presented in Paris.

News From France

News From France (1958)

Acrobatic ski-ing - Paris fashion show from Balmain - Guide Dog demonstration.

Here's To The Memory - Part 5

Here's To The Memory - Part 5 (1920)

Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features the Second World War.

Auto Mannequins

Auto Mannequins (1950)

Lifelike plastic mannequins rotate on the spot to show off the dresses. London.

Party Earrings

Party Earrings (1955)

Fabulous and bizarre earrings are modelled in a shop in Soho called "Going Gay".

Mary Quant Fashions In Australia.

Mary Quant Fashions In Australia. (1966)

Mary Quant's 'Ginger Group' fashion show with crazy, hip-swinging models in mod-style clothing

Mary Quant In Hamburg

Mary Quant In Hamburg (1967)

A 'way-out' fashion show of Mary Quant fashion designs in Hamburg.

'mod Girls' Clothing Bazaar At Brompton Road

'mod Girls' Clothing Bazaar At Brompton Road (1964)

London's latest mod Fashions revealed at Mary Quant Bazaar

Mary Quant Shoes

Mary Quant Shoes (1967)

Mary Quant shows off her latest boot and shoe designs. Carlton Tower hotel. London.

1969 Shoe Fashions

1969 Shoe Fashions (1968)

A small gathering at the London Shoe Week show, models on the catwalk show the shoes.

Fashions - Stencil Colour Pos

Fashions - Stencil Colour Pos

Beautiful early colour item - girls posing in their undies.

River Fashion Show

River Fashion Show (1956)

A fashion show for the larger lady takes place on a boat on the River Thames.

Leather Fair

Leather Fair (1955)

Nifty new handbags, suitcases and leather devices are shown - couple of great novelty items.

Nina Ricci's Summer Collection

Nina Ricci's Summer Collection (1966)

Nina Ricci shows her 1966 spring-summer fashion collection in a gymnasium

Teddy Tinling Fashions

Teddy Tinling Fashions (1956)

Fabulous 'South Pacific' fashion show featuring clothes and accessories by Teddy Tinling.

Pringle Fashions

Pringle Fashions (1953)

Models pose in the latest jumpers and suits by Pringle in 12a Savile Row

Beau Modern

Beau Modern (1963)

Long item tracing some of the history of male fashion up to the modern day peacock suit.

Men And Boys Wear Exhibition

Men And Boys Wear Exhibition (1969)

Queen visits exhibition of modern and dapper menswear at Earl's Court.

Colourful Fashions In New York

Colourful Fashions In New York (1963)

Helena Rubenstein hosts national costumes fashion show at her penthouse in New York.

1964 Fashions On Show In Prague

1964 Fashions On Show In Prague (1964)

New fashions in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Beauty Queens Model Fashions

Beauty Queens Model Fashions (1969)

European Beauty Queens wear swinging sixties fashion at Prague fashion show.

Madeira Colour Supplement

Madeira Colour Supplement (1952)

"Woman's Own" models explore Madeira during their fashion shoot on the island.

Fashion Awards - Technicolor.

Fashion Awards - Technicolor. (1963)

International Fashion Awards show at Savoy Hotel, London - Technicolor.

London - Shoe Fashions AKA Latest Look In Footwear

London - Shoe Fashions AKA Latest Look In Footwear (1968)

Fashion show at Savoy Hotel showing latest styles in shoes for men, women and children.

Dutch Shoe Fashions

Dutch Shoe Fashions (1960)

Italian shoe designs are shown off at the Dutch seaside.

Egyptian Crown Jewels On Show Before Auction Sale

Egyptian Crown Jewels On Show Before Auction Sale (1954)

The beautiful jewels of the Egyptian royal family are examined before being put up for auction.

French Girls Wage War Against Foreign Fashion Models

French Girls Wage War Against Foreign Fashion Models (1961)

French models train at Lucky's school, Mrs Trabert, Mia & Pia Genberg, Sylvia Casablancas.

'dior' Comes To Blenheim

'dior' Comes To Blenheim (1958)

Yves St. Laurent displays new Dior collection in front of Princess Margaret at Blenheim Palace.

Paris - City Of Fashion

Paris - City Of Fashion (1950)

Wonderful fashion documentary with very cheesy commentary and gorgeous frocks.

Balmain Spring And Summer Fashions

Balmain Spring And Summer Fashions (1962)

Designer Pierre Balmain hosts spring and summer fashion show.

The Elevation Of Labour Reel 4

The Elevation Of Labour Reel 4 (1930)

Co-operative Co-Partnership film shows factory workers making garments - good 30s fashions.

Victorian Nighties

Victorian Nighties (1955)

Various night-gowns are modelled - they are styled in the fashion of the Victorian age.

Playboy Club Fashion Show

Playboy Club Fashion Show (1968)

Celebrities watch charity fashion show at the Playboy Club, London.

Dressed To Kill

Dressed To Kill (1965)

Clothes by Jean Varon inspired by television series The Avengers. London.

Observer Fashion Show

Observer Fashion Show (1968)

Observer magazine fashion show at Simpson's department store, Piccadilly.

Shoes Of Tomorrow

Shoes Of Tomorrow (1957)

A preview of the latest fashions in lady's footwear influenced by shoe trends of the past.

Men's Fashion 1968

Men's Fashion 1968 (1968)

Male models wearing latest fashions pose in front of German teenagers.

Fashion Week

Fashion Week (1969)

Great footage of 60s models and fashions at Berlin Fashion Week.

German Hat Fashions For 1967

German Hat Fashions For 1967 (1967)

Models wearing the 1967 range of German hat fashions.

Polish Fashion Show Held In Moscow

Polish Fashion Show Held In Moscow (1958)

Models giving fashion show made up of Polish designs to an audience in Moscow.

Beachwear

Beachwear (1953)

Glamorous British models show off the latest in swimsuit fashions at the Astor Club.

Lurex Fashions

Lurex Fashions (1957)

Traditional outfits from India, Bangkok and Japan and their western versions presented in London.

Mansion House Fashion Show

Mansion House Fashion Show (1956)

Pompous fashion show for an upper class audience - designs not nearly as bad as the commentary.

Liz Taylor Fashions AKA The Burtons Enter Fashion World

Liz Taylor Fashions AKA The Burtons Enter Fashion World (1968)

The Burtons at fashion show at Maxim's, Paris - some of the designs are by Liz Taylor.

Metal Fashions

Metal Fashions (1969)

Fabulous colour footage of new paper, leather and metal fashions by Paco Rabanne.

Paris Fashions For 1969 AKA Paris Fashions 1969

Paris Fashions For 1969 AKA Paris Fashions 1969 (1968)

Various shots of girls modelling Yves St Laurent, Nina Ricci and Ungaro designs in Paris salon.

Yves Saint Laurent's Spring Collection

Yves Saint Laurent's Spring Collection (1964)

New Yves Saint Laurent spring collection presented in Paris, France.

Autumn & Winter Fashions

Autumn & Winter Fashions (1969)

Latest autumn and winter fashions on show in Paris.

'with It' Fashions At London Premiere Of 'kaleidoscope' AKA Kaleidoscope Premiere

'with It' Fashions At London Premiere Of 'kaleidoscope' AKA Kaleidoscope Premiere (1966)

60s male and female fashion contestants parade their clothes at the premiere of Kaleidoscope.

London - Teenagers Wear These

London - Teenagers Wear These (1965)

TV personality Cathy McGowan has fashion show + trendy men's shops in Carnaby St.

Male Fashions

Male Fashions (1951)

Camp fashions for men by designer Dale Cavahnaugh.

Eve, Ad 2000!

Eve, Ad 2000! (1939)

Fab story predicts what women and one unfortunate man will be wearing in the year 2000.