Item GSAA/AV/1/5 - GSA Fashion Show film

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GSA Fashion Show film


  • Mar 1985 (Creation)

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The 1985 Fashion Show was held in the Assembly Building from 11th to 16th March 1985. 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 African, Oriental, Egyptian, hats, bright colours, white, geometry, metallic, sleeves, fruit, accessories, Greek, graphics. Students involved in the show came from a variety of subject areas and years, including: Embroidery and Weaving; Fine Art; Sculpture; and Printed Textiles. All the textiles students modelling designed garments for the show. The set for the show consisted of a black background with white symbols. 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: Free Nelson Mandela – The Specials, Je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf, Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange, March of the Siamese Children – The King and I, We Are Ninja – Frank Chicken, Psycho Killer – Talking Heads, One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head 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. With special thanks to Helena Britt for provision of information.

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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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Mini U-matic film, video, running time 11:26, file size of digitised copy 853MB, audio soundtrack

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The poster for the 1985 fashion show can be found at GSAA/EPH/10/8, and newscuttings can be found at GSAA/NEW.

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