Lovely film showing elaborate stage costumes designed by Eileen Idare.
Elaborate stage costumes designed by Idare are modelled. Nice combination of poetic intertitles and gorgeous outfits.
The intertitle "F stands for Fur - and fair ladies the while," is followed by a M/S of a woman in an elaborate white fur trimmed gown approaching the camera. She looks to be on a stage set of a drawing room. C/U of the bottom of the gown, then pan up to the models' face. She opens her arms revealing large fur trimmed sleeves. She then walks backwards away from the camera in M/S. "A is for "Aerophane", as bright as a smile - " Another elaborate frock is modelled, this one features floaty chiffon layers and a large ostrich feather hat. "While S is for Silk - and skirts full of style." A seated woman stands up and holds out the sides of her skirt to show off the lace trim. "H is for Head-dress, so awkward to rhyme - " An amazing head dress is modelled. Probably two foot high, it looks to be made of a semicircle of sequinned and beaded net and has sparkly fringes hanging down past the models shoulders. Absolutely fabulous! The model walks slowly towards the camera trying then turns. "and I is for Income - it's needed this time --!" A black and white wide hipped dress is modelled, again the outfit is topped off with a large ostrich feather hat. C/U of the skirt then pan upwards to show the bodice. The model draws in her elbows and sticks out her hands in a strange pose then turns for the camera. "O stands for Ostrich - these feathers so light - " A dress, hat and fan all trimmed with ostrich feathers are featured. The model turns and flounces her fan. "And N is for Negligee and Fashion's goodnight!" Woman reclines on a sofa with he high heel clad feet on a pouffe! She is wearing a white draped Negligee - full length and a little boudoir cap. She stands up and poses for the camera.
Note: I think that Idare's first name is Eileen. To be checked.
Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "Friends of Fashion" roll.