• Short Summary

    At Osterley Park House, one of Britain's stately homes preserved by the National Trust, Princess Margaret to be wed May 6 and the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, were the guests of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers for its Spring fashion show, Mar 22.

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    At Osterley Park House, one of Britain's stately homes preserved by the National Trust, Princess Margaret to be wed May 6 and the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, were the guests of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers for its Spring fashion show, Mar 22.

    The Queen Mother wore a beige moire silk coat and dress with matching tulle hat and a mink stole; Princess Margaret wore an emerald-green velvet coat over a silk dress with a dark net turban. The Queen Mother smiled often; the Princess looked serious, with thoughts of her own trousseau cast a keen eye over the clothes.

    The clothes -"from Tweeds to Tiaras" - cost from GBP80 to GBP350. The models - 44 of them - wore jewellery worth a quarter pounds sterling.

    The presentation in the Elizabeth Hall was by London theatrical producer Robert Nesbitt. With 22 models at a time on parade, the scene suggested the air of the musical stage with its glitter and colour.

    Among the highlights: a black afternoon dress, white straw hat with osprey trimming, white silk shunting tunic with black velvet skirt, a cocktail dress and low-brimmed matching hat in printed silk and chiffon, a dancing gown of plain white rayon crepe covered in silver sequins and a white net balldress with flowers appliqued across the bodice to form a bouquet at the back, and tiara.

    A large part of the collection and six of the models will be flown to New York for the Society's first fashion show in the U.S. April 20.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEHL70XRHJ9QXLP3GSEH3027M
    Media URN:
    VLVACEHL70XRHJ9QXLP3GSEH3027M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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