Clothes That Count - Suit

Brian Hoey introduces the programme, which includes detailed sewing advice from Ann Ladbury and an earnest discussion between fashion designer Michael of Carlos Place and Doris Ward, a 'home dressmaker from Newcastle', about what, given her pear-shaped figure, is the best suit style for her.

Michael of Carlos Place, aka Michael Donnellan, was born in Dublin and initially trained as a surgeon before turning his hand to design and becoming a couturier in London. According to his obituary in 'The Times', he had a profound influence on high street fashion as he became an adviser to Marks & Spencer in the 1960s and worked to improve the cut and cloth used for mass manufactured clothes.

↗ Originally broadcast 14 November 1967.

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