Saturday, 5 November 2011

A little bit of London history

Fashion Parade in Bond Street

I'm doing a project on Bond Street, and have come across some amazing old photographs and memoirs. This little film I found is of a fashion parade through Bond Street from 1955, consisting of various shots of glamorous models as they walk and pose, each one holding an umbrella with their name on.

"The girls pass builders, window cleaners, painters and milkmen who smile and call out at them. One of the models is dressed as a bride. The girls end up outside the Westbury Hotel."

If you concentrate you can spot the shops which are there today, at 1.46 they pass what looks like an Old Bank on the corner of Stafford Street. And today its the Gucci store!


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