Clothes That Count - A Double-Breasted Coat
In this episode of the series showing home dressmakers how to be at the forefront of style, the difficult double-breasted coat is triumphantly tackled. Versions of the coat on display include one for the 'young and gay' and one made from furnishing fabric. A designer gives his views on skirt lengths in this 'permissive society' and there's the most comprehensive guide to sewing on a button imaginable.
Gerald McCann was a major designer in the 1960s, with his own wholesale business supplying shops such as Harrods in London and Bloomingdales in New York.