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FASHION

MAYOR DíAINTYíS DRESS

Look at the pretty dress. Itís Mayor DíAintyís inaugural dress, beautifully made from thick, orange carpet.

On receiving the original designs for his ceremonial robes, Mayor DíAinty rejected them and fell to the floor, ordering his staff to cut around him exactly where he lay.

There is a dress-shaped hole in the council foyer carpet to this very day.

 

 
FASHION OF THE 1970s

Cinema-goers were so taken with the extravagant costume designs used in the 1974 movie The Great Gatsby that soon everyone was dressing in the distinctive beige car coat and brown suede shoes sported by director of the film, Jack Clayton. It certainly wasnít long before flared spacehoppers and trade union slippers were a thing of the past.

EDWARDIAN BIG SKIRTS

You can see some of the ludicrous flared skirts that we used to wear in the Hall of Trousers. This example was donated by the Caroline Teasmade Historical Costume Society in Whoft and relies on public donations to keep it billowing in the wind.

 
ROCK A HULA FASHION!

Dressing up as a jukebox and singing all the top pop hits at the top of your voice was all the rage if you were of a certain age in the 1950s (and if you are of a certain age today then you may have done this in the past).

The outfits were later banned after Teddyboys started viciously kicking the coins out of the elaborate costumes whilst they were still being worn.

 

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