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Bridal Wear Fashion Show 1973 (clip)

TV news insert produced for STV

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A variety of models parade down a catwalk set up in a Bridal shop modelling the latest designs in wedding outfits as the voice-over describes each creation. There are some excellent examples of 1970s fashions on display in this film.

Questions & Activities


  • What does the music make you think of?
  • What was the target audience of this current affairs item and who would have funded it?
  • Can you list some of the fashion styles that were in vogue at the time?
  • How much money on average do you think is spent on a wedding?


RME (Primary): Compare different wedding ceremonies from different faiths around the world.

Art and Design: Design a contemporary wedding dress and complementary outfits for the rest of the wedding party.

English: Write a Best Man's speech for one of your classmates.

RME / PSE: Debate the idea and importance of marriage in modern society. Compare the idea of romantic marriage with that of arranged or open marriages.

Art and Design / Enterprise: Put on a fashion show with a specific theme with costumes designed and made by the students. You need to consider publicity, advertising, technical equipment, seating, health and safety, canapé sales, the photography and filming of the event, DVD orders, etc.

Art and Design / Modern Studies / Health and Wellbeing: Research women's fashion magazines and analyse the different messages that they put forward about fashion and beauty. When are these ideas fun and when do they become obsessive and unhealthy. (Extension: Compare and contrast female magazines for different age-groups)

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-405-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of Scottish Television
Project Ref T2048
Date 1973
Genre TV News
School Subject Religious and Moral Education, Art and Design, English, Modern Studies, Health and Wellbeing
Subject Matter Creative Writing, Enterprise
Who Scottish Television (production company)
Where Glasgow
Event Creative Industries
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 2:11
Film Length 03:27