Men Women and Clothes - Sense and Nonsense in Fashion - Part One





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Published on Jan 7, 2010

Irrational clothes - a look at why we wear things we can't function in.

In the second programme of the series, Doris Langley Moore looks at impracticality in fashionable clothing and how it has been popular throughout history. Impractical, ornate clothes signified a person of leisure who took no part in manual labour. This particular fashion imperative was turned on its head, of course, with the arrival of the Swinging 60s and the democratisation of fashion brought about by people such as Twiggy and Mary Quant.

Famous faces to watch out for in this episode include actress Vanessa Redgrave and her mother Rachel Kempson, actor Ron Moody - famous for his role as Fagin in the film version of 'Oliver' - Dora Bryan, stalwart of British cinema throughout the 1940s and 1950s - and the celebrated stage actress Irene Worth.

Appearing in this series are:

Romary Bain
Sir Basil Bartlett
Lady Rose Bligh
Sally Charlton
Elizabeth Cruft
Miles Eason
Judy Harris
Camilla Hasse
Lady Moore-Hastings
Jeremy Hawk
Jeanne Heal
Christine Hopkins
Robert Kennedy
Jane Kentish
Sara Kentish
Moiya Kenward
Marghanita Laski
Mary Malcolm
Ron Moody
Vanessa Redgrave
John Reed
Irene Worth
Doris Langley Moore

FIRST BROADCAST: 28 April 1957

Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GED2z...

This film footage is from the Archive Collection held by the Alexandra Palace Television Society.


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