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    Great new fashions in trousers for women - some adorable outfits.

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    Great fashion story showing how women are wearing the trousers in 1964.

    Beatnik type girl is seen wearing white jeans and a black PVC jacket. She looks at her watch then walks down the street. Another woman is seen in trousers, this time a very posh pink trouser and coat suit with hat to match. Woman walks up to some traffic lights and takes off her jacket. C/U of the trousers.

    A boy scout is amazed to see a woman wearing short trousers. He helps her aboard his ship.

    A woman wearing culottes gets up from a park bench and walks towards some trees. She wears patterned tights and hat to match.

    Exotic creation is modelled on the steps of "Quents". The outfit features turquoise trousers with a pleated chiffon overskirt - it is quite something. The design is by the Rahvis sisters "one of London's best known designing teams." The model poses. Two other models emerge from the Rahvis salon wearing lace dresses with lacy bloomers underneath - very odd.

    A very posh car pulls up at the Hilton and a woman wearing a gold and sky blue trouser suit - a cocktail outfit. Her beau takes her to the London Hilton Jewellers and she admires the diamonds (still being a girl's best friend the narrator informs us).

    Film ends with a woman getting married in trousers - shocking! Nice lace trouser suit with train to match - hubby wears a kilt.

    Narrator makes lots of jokes about women wearing the trousers these days.

    Cuts exist - see other records.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:04:44:00 / 01:07:48:00
    CP 517

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Exotic creation is modelled on the steps of "Quents" - the location there is 22 Hill Street, London.

    "The design is by the Rahvis sisters" - Raemonde and Dorothy Rahvis are both seen at 01:31.

    "Two other models emerge from the Rahvis salon" - the location there is 19 Upper Grosvenor Street, London.

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  2. Unknown user says

    ADDITION: Further to my naming of Dorothy Rahvis earlier, the name may alternatively be Dora.

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  3. Unknown user says

    Adding to my earlier comment, the Rahvis sisters are interviewed in clip 1561.14, where the interviewer calls one of them "Dora".

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  4. Unknown user says

    I worked for the Rahvis sisters as a junior in 1959. My family knew their family as they all lived in Soho as children. The family were Jewish refugees as were mine. Raemonde and Dora were brilliant designers and occupied the entire building in Upper Grosvenor Street. The basement housed a Greek shoemaker who matched shoes to the outfits. The 1st floor was the showroom, and the upper floor was where the machinists worked under the beady eye of a lady known as Madam. There was a separate the women who sewed beads on by hand. There was also a milliner who made the hats, the same profession that the sisters mother had been in. After I had been there few months Anna Neagle who was a regular client came in to order some outfits and remarked to Raemonde that she should use me as a model for a young collection. I was the taught to catwalk by one of the house models, and had a collection of young inspired clothes made for me. It was a madhouse to work in but l loved it. Suzie Q

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