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Huntley Film Archives is Looking Good

1 February 2005

Following the huge success of “The London Look: fashion from street to catwalk”, an exhibition at the Museum of London, Huntley Film Archive have been cataloguing their current fashion holdings and acquiring new collections for the Spring season.

The exhibition will highlight, along with the clothes themselves, a very rare film acquisition of a Mary Quant catwalk from 1963. The film was made by John Cowan and shot like a home movie. The models pull faces, sits around waiting for something to do, drink, smoke, oh they look bored. Mary Quant however, looks severe and worried – she needn’t of…it was great success and start of her career. The clothes are amazing, and fashion wouldn’t be the same again.

New Acquisitions recently in feature fashion production in the main, the New York Dress institute, how silk is printed, swimsuits for the 1940’s, the couture house of Chanel, New Romantic Hairstyles, dress making at home with Welden’s patterns and Givenchy coat production.

“The London Look: fashion from street to the catwalk” is running until the 10 th July at the Museum of London.

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