This fashion show features competition cups, sculptures with strategically placed crossed swords. Wait…what? I guess they really wanted to drive home that this fashion show, featuring designs by the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers, was an historic event because it was taking place at the Mansion House of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
After we get a peek at the gold and silver-plate competition cups and other treasures, we see the dignitaries entering the Egyptian Hall.
Dignitaries! They’re just like us! Except that they wear funny medallions and such while they try to find their seats.
(Somehow, I don’t think this show would attract the breathless headlines from the style websites about who was sitting in the front row and who was snubbed…but it may just be me who thinks this…)
Finally the mannequins (that’s what models used to be called) take to the catwalk and it is feast for the eyes!
As you watch the video, notice how the models glide instead stomp like they do in modern shows. Also notice how they manage the fullness of the garments as they turn. (Note to self: Start practicing the Full-garment Turn™)
Do you have a favorite garment from the collection? Or are you still mesmerized by the strategic placement of the swords?