• Short Summary

    Fashion model is shown how to walk correctly (and strangely) by designer Ronald Paterson.

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    London.

    Two fashion models sit at a dressing table putting on their make-up. Fashion designer Ronald Paterson adds a downwards 'tail' to the eye make-up of one of them, Sheila Morgan. Excellent shot of the girl applying more eyeliner in the mirror and pouting.

    Two other models parade briefly in a room; Ronald and Sheila enter. Ronald watches Sheila walk then beckons for some pins and adjusts Sheila's straight skirt, to make it even more narrow. Sheila walks about taking tiny steps - it's like a hobble skirt. Ronald then adjusts Sheila's posture so that she walks the Paterson way - hips and stomach out, chest in, shoulders hunched forward, chin up and eyes looking down. It looks very odd!

    Poor Sheila droops about in this position looking very uncomfortable. Sheila parades Paterson-style in a suit with a large jacket. C/U of another Paterson mannequin looking on with slightly bitchy or condescending expression. Another model walks briskly about in a garish flowered halter neck dress as Paterson looks on.

    Note: article headlined 'Paterson Walk Is A Challenge To Women' is on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1331.24
    Media URN:
    43963
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:24:00 / 01:43:43:00
    Canister:
    NP 493

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