• Short Summary

    Fabulous item takes us inside the Paris fashion house of designer Jean Desses.

  • Description

    A glimpse at the work that goes on inside Jean Desses' fashion house in Paris.

    Titles read: "Fashion comes to Paris!".

    Paris, France.

    Brief shot in the workroom of the fashion house of designer Jean Desses; a bolero jacket is put over a striped evening gown on a dummy and carried into the models' dressing room. A girl puts it on and has the stiffened sleeves of the bolero put into position by Jean Desses himself, then she parades around a showroom while fashion writers and buyers watch and take notes. Very glamorous!

    Another model shows how the draped over-bodice of her dress can be reversed to give the effect of a little jacket with large reveres. Brief C/U of a man with a monocle looking on. Another dress has a floral overskirt that wraps tightly around the waist.

    Excellent footage of Desses draping an evening dress on a model, pinning the fabric into folds at the waist. The model walks about the showroom in the gown wearing a tulle cape.

    Note: the salon of Jean Desses had opened the previous year, in 1937.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:10:00 / 01:24:17:00
    PT 430

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