This film is showing as part of 'Brit Chic: Fashion on Film 1946-1989', a touring programme of films from the BFI National Archive screening around the UK. Visit http://www.independentcinemaoffice.or... for more inform...展开ation.
The War might have been over, but the second half of the 1940s was all about belt-tightening. You can hardly blame the fashion-conscious girl for craving a touch of glitter. Pushed too far by the Royal Navy's grey flannel utility-wear, a young Wren dozes off and is tantalised by dreams of modelling for Norman Hartnell, premier British designer of the day. Cue an entertaining medley of interviews, exercise and makeover. Strangely, she appears to endure rather than enjoy the process; the narrator however takes great delight in making gentle fun of it all. (Simon McCallum)