Item GSAA/AV/1/2 - GSA Fashion Show film

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GSA Fashion Show film


  • 1982 (Creation)

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The exact date and location of the 1982 fashion show are unknown.  Other shows held around this time were however held in the spring, and in the Assembly building or in the Assembly Hall of the Bourdon Building. The film comprises footage of students modelling on the stage. There is a mixture of men’s and women’s garments.  Styles and themes of garments include rainbow, futuristic, Oriental, Egyptian, ballgowns, stripes, geometry, hats, formal, off-the-shoulder, utility wear, white, accessories, metallic, fantasy, swimwear. The show also features an extravagant period ballgown, designed by Kenny McLellan, which was subsequently shown at the “Young Blood” exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, in November 1983 to January 1984. The set for the show consisted of a pale, self-coloured fabric backdrop. The soundtrack for this film was added during the editing phase of the film and contains music which was played at the fashion show. Soundtrack: Fever – Little Nell, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Jimmy Sommerville, Nice 'n' Easy – Frank Sinatra, Whip it – Devo, Lullaby of Broadway – Ella Fitzgerald, Move On (Extended Version) – Fashion, Life in a Day – Simple Minds, Living Doll – Cliff Richard, Lullaby of Broadway – Ella Fitzgerald, Move On (Extended Version) – Fashion, Je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf, Walking on Thin Ice – Yoko Ono, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Jimmy Sommerville, Nice 'n' Easy – Frank Sinatra, I wanna be loved by you – Marilyn Monroe, It ain't what you do – Bananarama, The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game – Grace Jones, Move On – Fashion, Life in a Day – Simple Minds, The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game – Grace Jones, The Farmer and the Cowman should be Friends – Oklahoma, Poison Arrow– ABC, Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole, Poison Arrow – ABC, Fever – Little Nell, Land of Hope and Glory, plus seven unidentified pieces of music. Captions for the film were provided by the Mackintosh School of Architecture Computer Department. A short clip of this film is available online at To view the full length film, please contact GSA Archives and Collections. The information above has in part been provided by staff and alumni of GSA.

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(fl 1978-)

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Lyn McLaughlin started as an AV Technician in the Architecture School in 1978 and then went on to work as a Technical Assistant to the whole school in various departments.
As at July 2017, she works as part of the Learning Technology Resource unit. Lyn filmed and edited the films for the fashion shows from 1982 to 1986.

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U-matic film, video, running time 15:04, file size of digitised copy 1016MB, audio soundtrack

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