Australian designers feature cottons

Title:
Australian designers feature cottons
NFSA ID:
28795
Year:
1955
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

By 1955, although Europe was still highly influential, the focus had shifted to Australian designers and Australian-made fashion.

This parade, staged at the Tracodero nightclub in Sydney, features cotton fabric fashioned into swimwear, frocks and a bridal gown.

The 'Troc' was an art deco dance hall situated on George Street where Event Cinemas currently stands. Opened in 1936, it remained at the centre of Sydney's nightlife until it closed in 1971.

During the 1950s when this fashion show was filmed, famous visitors to the Troc included Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, US President Lyndon B Johnson and Prince Charles.

This newsreel segment comes from Cinesound Review No 1240.