Britain on Film: Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Series 1 - Episode 4 Britain on Film: Dedicated Followers of Fashion

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Review

This bitty but often eye-popping series, compiled from crisp colour film shot by the Rank Organisation, turns its attention to 1960s fashion.

Starting formally at the Royal Opera House with swishy frocks being paraded in front of the Queen Mum (herself fab in scarlet) and with top-brass couturier Norman Hartnell at work, it goes on to confront the horrors of the fur trade and mass-produced Terylene. We see the tonsorial flourishes of Vidal Sassoon and Raymond, and glimpse all too briefly the studio of pop show Ready Steady Go! and funky King’s Road boutique Granny Takes a Trip.

Summary

The fast-moving world of fashion in the 1960s, featuring celebrity hairdressers Vidal Sassoon and Mr Teasy-Weasy, as well as designer Norman Hartnell. Documentary using footage from a series of short, topical films screened in cinemas between 1959 and 1969.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer David Okuefuna
Producer Breid McLoone
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