• Short Summary

    THE UNIFORMS OF THE RED GUARDS WHO HAVE FIGURED SO PROMINENTLY IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HAVE BEEN PUT TO A NEW USE.

  • Description

    THE UNIFORMS OF THE RED GUARDS WHO HAVE FIGURED SO PROMINENTLY IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HAVE BEEN PUT TO A NEW USE. CARNABY STREET, AT THE HEART OF 'SWINGING' LONDON, HAD DECIDED THAT THEY WILL LOOK GOOD ADORNING ITS ELEGANT YOUNG CUSTOMERS.
    THE DESIGNERS STARTED OFF WITH A TRIAL BATCH OF TWELVE OF THE 'UNIFORMS'.... PEAK CAPS, BUTTONED, BROAD-POCKETED AND HIGH-NECKED JACKETS, AND TROUSERS. THEY SOLD OUT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, AND FULL PRODUCTION WAS STARTED.
    THE DESIGNER WHO STARTED IT ALL EXPLAINED THAT SHE SAW PICTURES OF RED GUARDS IN NEWSPAPERS, AND DECIDED FASHION-CONSCIOUS YOUNGSTERS WOULD BUY THE LOOK SHE DESCRIBED AS "THAT ELUSIVE COMBINATION OF THIRD CLASS FABRIC, THIRD CLASSIC CUT AND THIRD CLASS SEWING."
    SHE ADDED THAT SHE TURNED HER IDEA INTO SOMETHING WITH FIRST CLASS CUT, FIRST CLASS FABRIC AND FIRST CLASS SEWING, AND SOLD OUT.
    WITH THE OPTIONAL EXTRA DECORATION OF A FAINTLY MILITARY CLOAK, BOY AND GIRL ARE EQUIPPED TO 'SWING', EVEN IF THE OBSERVER SHOULD EXPERIENCE A FLEETING HESITATION IN DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAKWJRS4354WUGO6C8JDH5NRZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKWJRS4354WUGO6C8JDH5NRZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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