• Short Summary

    THE LONDON FASHION WEEK, IN WHICH BRITAIN'S "TO TEN" DESIGNERS SHOWED THEIR STYLES FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WAS OPENED BY NORMAN HARTNELL, WHO AGAIN DEMONSTRATED THE SOPHISTICATION AND ELEGANCE THAT HAS KEPT HIM AT THE FOREFRONT OF BRITISH HAUTE COUTURE.

  • Description

    THE LONDON FASHION WEEK, IN WHICH BRITAIN'S "TO TEN" DESIGNERS SHOWED THEIR STYLES FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WAS OPENED BY NORMAN HARTNELL, WHO AGAIN DEMONSTRATED THE SOPHISTICATION AND ELEGANCE THAT HAS KEPT HIM AT THE FOREFRONT OF BRITISH HAUTE COUTURE.

    THERE WAS LITTLE CHANGE IN THE OVERALL LINE OF HARTNELL'S MODELS. SKIRTS REMAIN THE SAME, AND JACKETS JUST A LITTLE LONGER. FABRICS APPEARED SMOOTHER THAN LAST YEAR WITH COLOURS SLIGHTLY PALER.

    IT IS PROBABLY IN THE SILK DRESS AND COAT ENSEMBLE THAT THE NAME OF HARTNELL IS BEST KNOWN. THE MODELS SHOWN ILLUSTRATE THE OUTSTANDING TRENDS OF HIS SUMMER COLLECTION.. "BORROWED PLUMES" IS IN WHITE SILK WITH A COAT IN JADE GREEN SILK. THE HARTNELL "TRADEMARK" OF OSTRICH TRIMMING WAS NOT WIDELY USED IN THE COLLECTION, BUT THIS CREATION WAS TRIMMED AT THE HEM WITH WHITE AND JADE FEATHERS...

    ANOTHER ENSEMBLE IN SILK IS "PINK PEARL". BOTH THE DRESS AND COAT ARE HEAVILY EMBROIDERED WITH PINK PEARLS AND CRYSTALS.

    ANOTHER LEADING DESIGNER IS RONALD PATERSON. HIS LINE IS RIGHT UP TO THE MINUTE. HIS SUITS HAVE VERY SHORT JACKETS STOPPING AT THE WAIST AND SKIRTS WITH DEEP GATHERED OR PLEATED HEMS. HIS DRESSES FOLLOWED THIS LINE TOO, RIGHT THROUGH TO THE EVENING. COATS WERE GENERALLY SIMPLE, WITH FULL BACKS CAUGHT IN BY HALF-BELT. THE HAIR STYLES OF HIS MODELS - WITH GAY CURLS - WILL BE POPULAR ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNG CLIENTELE WHO FAVOUR THE PATERSON MODE. HIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN APTLY DESCRIBED AS "ZIPPY".

    HIS LINE FOR EVENING WEAR IS PERHAPS BEST DEMONSTRATED IN "GERTIE", A LONG EVENING DRESS IN PEACH-PINK AND GREY SILK. THIS DRESS, WITH A DEEP PLUNGING BACKLINE, IS WORN WITH A FRINGED MATCHING STOLE.

    "SUMMER NIGHTS" IS ANOTHER EVENING DRESS, WORN THIS TIME WITH A SHORT JACKET.

    PERHAPS HIS MOST STARTLING CREATION IN THE COLLECTION WAS "ROULETTE". THIS WAS A GAY LITTLE PARTY DRESS IN BLACK SILK GAUZE WITH A DEEP PLUNGING NECKLINE... WHICH ENDS WITH A LARGE BOW, ONE OF PATERSON'S FAVOURITE TRIMMINGS.

    IN EVERY COLLECTION THERE IS A LEAST ONE DRESS THAT SPELLS THE ELEGANCE OF HAUTE COUTURE. RONALD PATERSON'S "CANDICE", THE LAST DRESS SHOWN FITS THAT DESCRIPTION PERFECTLY. THIS FULL LENGTH EVENING DRESS IS IN DRAMATIC FROSTED GOLDEN RE-EMBROIDERED LACE AND GOLD PLEATED CHIFFON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UZIY3C7R8GWAIPRB06Q1KPKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UZIY3C7R8GWAIPRB06Q1KPKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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