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Newsnight - interview with Francis Hooper and Denise L'Estrange-Corbet Television (Excerpts) – 1995 News/Current Affairs

Newsnight - interview with Francis Hooper and Denise L'Estrange-Corbet

Television (Excerpts) – 1995 News/Current Affairs

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In this excerpt from the mid-90s late night news show, Kim Webby interviews Francis Hooper and Denise L’Estrange-Corbet — the duo behind fashion label World — following their win in the avant-garde section of the 1995 Benson & Hedges Fashion Awards. Their winning outfit? A Japanese-inspired two-piece made out of cardboard that L’Estrange-Corbet describes as “21st Century origami couture”. Meanwhile Hooper showcases World designs (lurex, vinyl, AstroTurf) and merchandise (tequila lollipops and voodoo dolls) – “you can never get enough kitsch in life”.  

They make clothes out of AstroTurf and do a nice line in fake-fur handcuffs.
– Presenter Alison Mau