Film ID: NEFA 21866 Video of NEFA_21866 Fashion Designer Hardy Aimes CALENDAR NEWS: FASHION DESIGNER HARDY AMIES 1977 Visitor TabsDescription Hardy Amies and Richard Whiteley discuss the latest in men’s fashions in this Calendar News piece originally broadcast on 20th April, 1977. The short interview takes place outside the old Hepworth’s building in Leeds. Richard Whiteley interviews Hardy Amies outside in Leeds. He asks Amies about what he’s wearing and what makes a well-dressed man. They discuss the width of jacket lapels and whether fashion is only for those under 30. Whiteley, dressed in a tan suit, canary yellow tie, and bright striped shirt, asks if he is dressed fashionably. Amies responds that he can tell the suit is at least two years old because of the size of the lapels. Context A young Richard Whiteley interviews the esteemed fashion designer Hardy Amies in this absorbing analysis of 1970s fashion. Whiteley questions a laidback Amies on his personal wardrobe and outlook on fashion as an older man. Although the camera remains static throughout, the camaraderie between both men retains our interest for the course. Hardy Amies was a dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II from her coronation in 1952 until his retirement in 1989. Amies was also hired to design costumes for several notable films such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Richard Whiteley was a popular British television presenter and journalist. He is best known for presenting Channel 4’s ‘Countdown’ for over twenty years.