BBC Radio 3: The Essay - Drama, Dressing-Up and Droopy & Browns

  • Jade Halbert

Press/Media: Other


Jade Halbert traces the history of Droopy & Browns, a fashion business renowned for the flamboyant and elegant work of its designer, Angela Holmes. While many British designers of the late twentieth century looked to replicate a lean, monochromatic, almost corporate New York sensibility, Angela Holmes gloried in drama and historicism. A favourite of actresses, artists, writers, and stylish women everywhere, the closure of the business soon after Angela’s death, aged 50, in 2000 marked the end of an era in British fashion.

Period9 Mar 2022

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  • TitleBBC Radio 3 - The Essay: 'Drama, Dressing-Up and Droopy & Browns'
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 3
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size13 minutes 35 seconds
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorJessica Treen
    PersonsJade Halbert