Sixty years of fashion

United Kingdom, 1960

Film
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A review of women’s fashions in Britain from 1900-1960, showing the influence of historical events and social changes, and the alterations which fluctuating fashions imposed on the shape of the female body. Shows opulent Edwardian ballgowns, tubular dresses of the 1920’s and elegant lines of the 1930’s, the utility outfits of the war years, and some of the 1950’s ready-to-wear clothing.

Credits

director

Sam Napier-Bell

producer

Leon Clore

production company

Basic Films

Language

English

Duration

00:17:50:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28588

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Costume design

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Costume design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fashion

History → Clothing and dress - History

History → Great Britain - History

History → History

History → Women - History

History → Women's clothing - History

Music & Performing Arts → Costume design

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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