The Haut couture Boutique of White Russian Anna de Wolkoff (aka Anna Nikolayevna Wolkova), daughter of Admiral Nikolai Wolkoff, the Imperial Russian Naval Attache in London, who remained there after the Bolshevik revolution. She pins underlayment fabric on a customer and then has her assistant bring a roll of dress fabric which de Wolkoff drapes and folds, to create a new gown for her customer. The assistant comments about having trouble finding matching fabrics. Anna De Wolkoff suggests a shop in Herald Square, where she used to go when she was a "matching girl." Three takes are repeated during this film. In the last one, the garment is beginning to take final shape. (Note: Anna de Wolkoff was arrested on 20 May 1940 and charged with violating the Official Secrets Act. She was tried, convicted,and sentenced, On 7 November 1940, to 10 years imprisonment for "attempting to assist the enemy.")
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