Sue Prichard: Textiles on Film
Former V&A curator and current Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at Royal Museums Greenwich, Sue Prichard, unravels some key works from our Textiles on Film collection.
Women wear the trousers: sample the latest Parisian couture with this pretty stencil-coloured piece from Eve's Film Review.
Animation & Artists Moving Image19451 mins
A wartime family look on in amazement as their old clothes offer useful advice on how to make their clothing coupons go further.
Industry sponsored film194626 mins Location: Shaw
A passionate post-war plea for workers to return to the cotton industry after decades of decline, framed as an argument between father and daughters.
Industry sponsored film195531 mins Location: Manningham
Fabrics galore burst into a Britain just recovering from war rationing, with mohair velvets, moth protected carpets and waterproofed textiles adorning London Routemasters.
Cinemagazine197115 minsSilent Location: Westminster
A Ghanaian fashion student and a Nigerian squash player are among the Africans making a life in 70s Britain in this edition of the magazine show.
Training film/TV programme197218 mins
Are you being served? A bewildered shop girl gets a boutique introduction to an innovative fabric.