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Webster, Chris Fashion shows With digital objects
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GSA Fashion Show film

The 1978 Fashion Show was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre from the 24th to 28th April 1978. The film comprises a combination of still images and film footage of students preparing for the show behind the scenes, and modelling on the stage. There is a mixture of men’s and women’s garments. Styles and themes include metallic fabrics, sportswear, bodysuits and off-the-shoulder dresses. Children’s clothes were also modelled in the show although these are not shown in the film. Garments were designed and modelled mostly by students or former students. Indigo Designs also designed evening dresses for the show. Students involved in the show came from a variety of subject areas and years, including: 1st year; Embroidery and Weaving; Textiles; and Graphics. Hair was by the Hely Design Group and shoes were from Ravel. The set for the show consisted of a pale, self-coloured ruched fabric backdrop. A soundtrack was recorded separately to accompany the film but GSA does not hold a copy of this. 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 some nudity at 5:17 and 9:42. The information above has in part been provided by staff and alumni of GSA.

Carruthers, Colin