Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, accompanied by The Princess Margaret, was present this afternoon at a Dress Show organised by the Incorporated society of London Fashion Designers at Dartmouth House.
G.V. Dartmouth House.
C.U. Home-"Dartmouth House"
S.V. Queen Mother being greeted.
C.U. Queen Mother shaking hands.
L.V. Woman curtsies to Queen Mother and shakes hands.
C.U. Princess Margaret being greeted.
L.V. Royals take seats joined by Norman Hartnell.
C.U. Pan Queen Mother and Norman Hartnell.
L.V. Model showing Amethyst Beaded Dress in British Chiffon, Topcoat in Parma Violet Pool. (Hartnell)
S.V. Model parading Cocktail Dress in White Tulle appliqued with Black Chantilly Lace. (Mattli Ltd.,)
S.V. Model parading dress in White British Hopsack-Topcoat in Blue British Leather (Michael)
L.V. Model parading Dress in Blue Taffeta-Topcoat in British ???heir (Ronald Patterson Ltd.,)
S.V. Sailor Suit in Navy British Serge trimmed with White Organze. (Michael Sherard)
S.V. Model parading short evening coat in Wedgwood Blue Paper Taffeta (Victor Stiebel
C.U. Princess Margaret looks at brochure.
S.V. Model parading B???gonia Suit in Coral British Silk Crepe, specially designed for this show. (Hardy Amie)
S.V. Soiree Evening Dress and Jacket in Pink Silk Crepe, specially designed for this show.
S.V. Short Evening Dress in White, Red and Green Taffeta, (John Cavanagh Ltd.)
S.V. Evening Dress in Melon Pink Tulle, trimmed with Red Velvet. (John Cavanagh Ltd.)
S.V. Model parading Evening Dress in White Paper Taffeta specially designed for this show. (Victor Stiebel)
Pan Queen Mother to Princess Margaret.
L.V. Mannequins curtsy to Queen Mother etc.,
C.U. Queen Mother talks to mannequin.
C.U. Princess Margaret following Queen.
L.V. Queen Mother towards-leaving.
Initials AW A.W./P.B.
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Background: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, accompanied by The Princess Margaret, was present this afternoon at a Dress Show organised by the Incorporated society of London Fashion Designers at Dartmouth House.
At this combined dress show, an annual event, each of the eleven members of the society showed five models.
After the parade, and before having tea with the designers, the Royal party saw the associate members display of accessories.
A dignified genuflection is impossible, as all ladies well know, in a tight skirt. This was the problem facing these models as they paraded before the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret - how to make a curtsy or how consistent with tradition and equilibrium. The solution, in most cases, appeared as the gesture more often seen in Victorian times, when it was know as the 'bob'. For this, we must blame the modern fashion trends. But, on the credit side, there is the shorter hemline to reveal more of a woman's natural beauty. It is reported that, while the Queen Mother appeared to reserve judgement on the new line, Princess Margaret showed support of it.