Paris Models Make Australian Debut

Title:
Paris Models Make Australian Debut
NFSA ID:
50320
Year:
1946
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

It is a year after the end of the Second World War and Australians are hungry for the romance and elegance of French fashion.

Four French mannequins (models) are flown out from Paris for the show. Designers include Marcel Rochas and the House of Patou.

This comes just one year before Christian Dior's 'New Look' changed fashion forever.

Owning one of these couture garments would have been an unaffordable fantasy for the vast majority of women. In addition, clothing rationing was in effect in Australia from 1942 to 1948.

This newsreel segment comes from Cinesound Review No. 0777.