Excellent footage of 1947 evening wear designed by Edith Hart and shown at the Dorchester.
Titles read: "FASHION FEATURE".
At the Dorchester Hotel we see various shots of mannequins parading along a catwalk in the latest evening gowns designed by Edith Hart.
The first gown is a straight black number with several rows of light-coloured ruffles at the neck and hemline. Commentator says "the very feminine frills make uniforms a distant memory". The next dress is button-through, with a broad sash at the front and a short train at the back. The next outfit consists of a white crepe blouse with long puffed sleeves and ruffles at the neck worn with a long black skirt - looks very Victorian.
Next model wears a black velvet coat, embroidered with white chenille. She takes off the coat to reveal a simple white taffeta gown embroidered in black chenille in the same design. Finally, we see two girls modelling cotton evening gowns in a garish floral design and featuring the tiered skirt that was very fashionable at the time.
Great footage of typical late 1940s evening wear.