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The House of Eliott -- BBC Drama
The House of Eliott Features 1920s Fashion
The House of Eliott is an award-winning BBC drama set in 1920s London. The House of Eliott featured two sisters, the Eliott sisters, Bea and Evie, who started the London fashion house, The House of Eliott.
This BBC drama aired for three seasons from 1991 to 1994, but The House of Eliott and all the fabulous fashion in each episode is available on DVD and worth watching any time.
The House of Eliott on DVD
The Complete Series
Brandy on Amazon said about The House of Eliott that after watching the first season, she couldn't wait to watch more.
I agree. This series combines history, drama, and fashion in one captivating show.
Click the DVD image here to check out The House of Eliott at Amazon.
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Fashion from the 1920s
Get inspired with these 1920's fashion books. Make some fabulous clothes for yourself or costumes with these beautiful designs.
You may download photos from
The House of Eliott to use as
wallpaper on your computer
desktop (not for any other use)
from the BBC's Web site.
Bea Played by Stella Gonet
Actress Stella Gonet played
Beatrice Eliott in The House of Eliott.
In addition, Stella has acted in
Inspector Lewis, Midsomer Murders,
Foyle's War, and Nicholas Nickleby.
Evie Played by Louise Lombard
Actress Louise Lombard
played Evangaline Eliott in
The House of Eliott. Louise more
recently starred in CSI as Sofia Curtis.
A Quick Look at The House of Eloitt - A glimpse of the drama in the workroom and beyond
The House of Idiots - French and Saunders sink their funny teeth into The House of Eliott
This clip is part 3 of the French and Saunders spoof of The House of Eliott. It is precious! The actresses who play Bea, Evie, and Tilly are good sports and show up at the end of this clip.
"WOW! This is the bible for every fashion enthusiast, professionals in the industry, fashion lovers and really an encyclopedia of 150 years of couturiers, designers and labels." from the description for the book FASHION on Amazon.
"Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject."-from the little dictionary of fashion.
Fashion Design Terms
These terms might make watching The House of Eliott more fun.
Fashion designer: conceives garment combinations of line, proportion, color, and texture. While sewing and pattern-making skills are beneficial, they are not a prerequisite of successful fashion design. Most fashion designers are formally trained or apprenticed.
Technical designer: works with the design team and the factories overseas to ensure correct garment construction, appropriate fabric choices and a good fit. The technical designer fits the garment samples on a fit model, and decides which fit and construction changes to make before mass producing the garment.
Pattern maker (or pattern cutter): drafts the shapes and sizes of a garment's pieces. This may be done manually with paper and measuring tools or by using a CAD computer software program. Another method is to drape fabric directly onto a dress form. The resulting pattern pieces can be constructed to produce the intended design of the garment and required size. Formal training is usually required for working as a pattern marker.
Tailor: makes custom-designed garments made to the client's measure; especially suits (coat and trousers, jacket and skirt, etc.). Tailors usually undergo an apprenticeship or other formal training.
Textile designer: designs fabric weaves and prints for clothes and furnishings. Most textile designers are formally trained as apprentices and in school.
Stylist: co-ordinates the clothes, jewelry, and accessories used in fashion photography and catwalk presentations. A stylist may also work with an individual client to design a coordinated wardrobe of garments. Many stylists are trained in fashion design, the history of fashion and historical costume, and have a high level of expertise in the current fashion market and future market trends. However, some simply have a strong aesthetic sense for pulling great looks together.
Fashion buyer: selects and buys the mix of clothing available in retail shops, department stores and chain stores. Most fashion buyers are trained in business and/or fashion studies.
Seamstress: sews ready-to-wear or mass-produced clothing by hand or with a sewing machine, either in a garment shop or as a sewing machine operator in a factory. She (or he) may not have the skills to make (design and cut) the garments, or to fit them on a model.
Custom clothier: makes custom-made garments to order, for a given customer.
Dressmaker: specializes in custom-made women's clothes: day, cocktail, and evening dresses, business clothes and suits, trousseaus, sports clothes, and lingerie.
Illustrator: draws and paints clothing designs for commercial use.
Source: Fashion Design, Wikipedia
Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer
Learn more about this style icon. Read one of the many biographies or watch a movie featuring the life and career of Coco Chanel.
The House of Eliott - Learn More About This Popular Show
- The House of Eliott (TV Series 1991-1994) - IMDb
Created by Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh. Directed by Rodney Bennett. With Stella Gonet, Louise Lombard, Aden Gillett, Cathy Murphy.
- BBC - Cult - Classic TV - The House of Eliott Trivia
The House of Eliott - We remember the fashion house drama starring Louise Lombard and Stella Gonet. With Classic clips from the BBC's archives - part of the BBC Cult Website.
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