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Marjorie Fleming

Costume doll: Marjorie Fleming, also known as 'Pet Marjorie' who wrote a diary at about 7 years old, (or Sir Walter Scott's Daughter).

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George Heriot

Costume doll: George Heriot also known as 'Jangling Geordie', 1563-1624, Jeweller to James VI and founder of 'Heriot's School', (or Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, c1545-1567).

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Sir Walter Scott

Costume doll: Sir Walter Scott, 1773-1832, 1st Baronet was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe.

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Prince Albert

Costume doll: Prince Albert of Saxcoburg-Gotha, Consort of Queen Victoria (or 19th Century Man).

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Mrs. Keith of Raveltson

Costume doll: Mrs Keith of Raveltson, Grandmother of Marjorie Fleming and friend of Sir Walter Scott (or Charlotte Charpentier, Sir Walter Scott's Wife).

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Untitled Paisley shawl designs

Three designs attached to one piece of paper: Two of which are Paisley pattern like the rest of the collection, but one is a floral rug design.

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GSA Fashion Show film

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 https://vimeo.com/channels/504825/videos. 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.

McLaughlin, Lyn

GSA Fashion Show film

The 1986 Fashion Show was held in the Assembly Hall from 10th to 15th March 1986. 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 Egyptian, metallic, wedding, Queen of Hearts, cloaks, formalwear, masks, hats, bright colours, geometry, flamboyant, utility wear. There is also a dress made from Benson and Hedges cigarette packets – the model wearing this dress is smoking on stage. There were also a number of Harris Tweed garments in the show as Harris Tweed ran a design competition that year. Students involved in the show came from a variety of subject areas and years, including: Embroidery and Weaving; Silversmithing and Jewellery; and Printed Textiles. All the textiles students modelling designed garments for the show. It is believed that this show had a mix of professional models and students. The models were less experienced models from agencies. The set for the show consisted of a garage workshop setting with car and motor parts at the rear and sides of the stage. It was designed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The hair for this show was by Taylor Ferguson. 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: Metal/drums, Think – Aretha Franklin, What's New Pussycat – Tom Jones, I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye, Dance of the Knights – Prokofiev, O Fortuna, Carmina Burana – Orff A short clip of this film is available online at https://vimeo.com/channels/504825/videos. To view the full length film, please contact GSA Archives and Collections. Note – the full length film contains flashing images at 5:36 to 5:44. The information above has in part been provided by staff and alumni of GSA. With special thanks to Helena Britt for provision of information.

McLaughlin, Lyn

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