• Short Summary

    LONDON'S WOMEN POLICE ARE TO GET A NEW MODERN UNIFORM, DESIGNED BY NORMAN HARTNELL, DRESSMAKER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH.

  • Description

    LONDON'S WOMEN POLICE ARE TO GET A NEW MODERN UNIFORM, DESIGNED BY NORMAN HARTNELL, DRESSMAKER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH. THE NEW OUTFIT IS REDESIGNED FROM HAT TO SHOES. ONLY THE COLOUR - THE TRADITIONAL DARK BLUE -- REMAINS THE SAME.

    THE EFFECT OF THE NEW OUTFIT IS TO COMBINE THE UNIFORM AUTHORITY AND DIGNITY NECESSARY FOR THE POLICE, WITH THE CHIC MODERNITY OF AN AIR HOSTESS.

    AND THE MOST ELEGANT FEATURE OF THE HARTNELL CREATION IS THE POLICEWOMEN'S CAPE, TO BE WORN INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT BELTED RAINCOAT. THE NEW CAP, TOO, IS DESIGNED TO COMPLETE THE FASHIONABLE PICTURE OF AN EFFICIENT, MODERN WOMAN.

    THE JACKET IS DOUBLE-BREASTED WITH BLACK VELVET BACKING TO THE COLLAR AND HIGH REVERES. THIS IS WORN OVER A WHITE COTTON SHIRT AND DETACHABLE, SLIGHTLY CUT-AWAY COLLAR. AND HARTNELL HAS DONE AWAY WITH THE OLD, UP-AND-DOWN TIE, REPLACING IT WITH A NEAT BLACK BOW OF MODERN SHAPE.

    THERE ARE, HOWEVER, NO MINI-SKIRTS. SKIRT LENGTH MAY BE WORN ACCORDING TO THE TASTE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICER, BUT, SAY THE LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE, MAY NEVER BE WORN ABOVE THE KNEE.

    BLACK NYLON STOCKINGS COMPLETE THE OUTFIT WITH A NEW DEPARTURE IN SHOES. FOR THE FIRST TIME, WOMEN OFFICERS MAY WEAR BLACK COURT SHOES WHEN NOT ACTUALLY ON STREET PATROL.

    THE NEW UNIFORMS WILL BE TAILORED TO FIT EACH OFFICER. THEY WILL BE INTRODUCED GRADUALLY, BEING ISSUED AT FIRST TO NEW RECRUITS AND THEN AS REPLACEMENTS FOR PRESENT UNIFORMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0A0KX6PDW06WVAAKHN7FFVPE
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0A0KX6PDW06WVAAKHN7FFVPE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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