• Short Summary

    WOMEN DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST FASHION DECREES PRESCRIBING LOWER HEM-LINES ATTRACTED ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT FROM MALE SUPPORTERS IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LV PROTESTERS
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    2.
    SCU GIRL HAS HER MIDI CUT ABOVE KNEE ( 2 SHOTS )
    0.16

    3.
    SV MAN AT WINDOW
    0.17

    4.
    CU SKIRT CUTTING FINISHED
    0.33

    5.
    SV GIRLS PARADE WITH PLACARDS, FOLLOWED BY MEN ( 4 SHOTS )
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    Background: WOMEN DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST FASHION DECREES PRESCRIBING LOWER HEM-LINES ATTRACTED ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT FROM MALE SUPPORTERS IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THIS WAS A FORCEFUL REACTION TO THE TREND SHOWN AT THE RECENT FASHION SHOWS BY LEADING DRESS DESIGNERS IN MANY COUNTRIES. MARY QUANT, THE BRITISH FASHION QUEEN, SHOWED MINIS AS WELL AS MIDIS AND MAXIS IN LONDON YESTERDAY. NORMAN HARTNELL, ANOTHER LONDON DESIGNER, ALSO PROVIDED A CHOICE WHEN HE SHOWED HIS COLLECTION THE PREVIOUS WEEK; BUT THE FLORENCE SHOW ON THE SAME DAY WAS DOMINATED BY MID-CALF SKIRTS, AND AT THE EARLIER PARIS SHOWS DIOR AND SAINT LAURENT WENT ALL OUT FOR MID-CALF AND LONGER LENGTHS.

    THE WASHINGTON DEMONSTRATORS BELONG TO A GROUP CALLED FAD-FIGHT AGAINST DESIGNER-WHICH IS TAKING A STAND AGAINST SUCH DICTATION. THEY CARRIED BANNERS PROCLAIMING "FIGHT FOR FASHION FREEDOM", "HOLD THAT LINE", "KEEP SHORT SKIRTS ALIVE", - AND FIERY SPEECHES WERE MADE BY THE RINGLEADERS.

    BUT PUBLIC INTEREST CENTRED ON THE OBJECT LESSONS GIVEN ON THE PLATFORM, WHERE MIDI-SKIRTS WERE CUT MINI-LENGTH ON SHAPELY GIRL DEMONSTRATORS. THE FINAL MARCH-PAST OF MINI-SKIRTED WOMEN ATTRACTED A TRAIL OF ADMIRING MALE SUPPORTERS WHO FOUND THIS THE MOST ENJOYABLE DEMONSTRATION THE CAPITAL HAD SEEN FOR SOME TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWDXE9S4UU3OGLBCFAYEOJMW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWDXE9S4UU3OGLBCFAYEOJMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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