1950s British Fashion Show in Color 1951

An Evening of Fashion – Savoy Hotel London 1951 Pathe fashion newsreel in luscious color. Includes an exclusive peek backstage during the show. Let’s join the stars, celebrities and Britains top fashion designers. The occasion, a mannequin parade with a difference. Beginning beautifully by this Worth model Rolande, exhibiting this banana coloured facecloth dinner dress, heavily embroidered in topaz, pearls…

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Fashion during the Blitz – Technicolor film by Jack Cardiff

Rare color fashion feature from London in 1940 – Here we present the latest feature on our archive Vintage Fashion channel on YouTube. A beautiful 1940s fashion feature in lush color shot by the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff – this rare piece of film is provided by the British Council. Cardiff is best known for his influential colour cinematography for…

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The Queen’s Couturier

Norman Hartnell’s fashion sketches for the young Elizabeth 11- From his jaw dropping engagement dress worn by the young Princess Elizabeth in 1948 to the 1953 Coronation dress and beyond, the name Norman Hartnell was synonymous with Royal glamour. 1950s Fashion History – from Glamourdaze.com “My interest with fashion began with a box of crayons” Hartnell wrote in his biography…

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