• Short Summary

    British girls going to Venice to show the latest British designs.

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    Northolt, London.

    Top British mannequins leave from Northolt to show British Haute Couture fashions at the second International Festival of Fashion in Venice. They are met at the aircraft by the grand doyen of fashion mannequins. Sixty year old Dorothy Walker who checks that these girls who represent Great Britain have all their final instructions and gives them advice from her vast experience. CU. B.E.A. traffic clerk checks passenger list with Dorothy Walker. The models are wearing British travel clothes for which British designers are so famous. Girl in chequered outfit looking over traffic clerk's shoulder is Polly Ramsden. GV. Group by plane (including photographers). MS. Polly, pan up from shoes to classic suit - green pleated skirt with green and white check jacket. MS. Polly talking to Phyllis who is wearing a black suit with pink collar and feathers in hat. CU. Phyllis Garnett showing hat, pink vest and bow tie. MS. Dorothy and friend try to teach Anne Gunning a few Italian phrases. Anne is wearing a tweed overcoat with large shawl collar. CU. Coat buttons - copies of old Roman coins. CU. Beret - latest model embroidered with shell motifs. MS. Back view, air hostess coming down plane gangway. LS. Air hostess going back into plane followed by Joan Hircombe who is stopped by photographer on steps to pose for a still. She is wearing three-quarter length coat of dark grey with big cuffs, tuxedo front, matching waistcoat of dark grey and white chequered fabric, and a yellow cravat at the neck. MS. Photographer in action. CU. Cuff, pan up to show vest of dress as she turns out of frame. MS. Girls going onboard and Dorothy Walker bidding them goodbye . LS. Plane flying overhead and away into distance.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:42:00 / 01:43:10:00
    NP 319

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