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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