Fashion Archives on Film: Beatrice Pratt— A Trip to Paris

Beatrice Pratt prepares for her annual shopping trip to Paris.

Beatrice Pratt was a wealthy New York socialite and mother to Dallas Pratt, co-founder of the American Museum in Britain. This film looks at the life of Beatrice around 1916 and is based on her letters and diary entries, which are held in the American Museum’s archives.

Fashion Archives on Film was a joint project by the American Museum in Britain and the Fashion Museum. Students from Bath Studio School created six short films based on their research about Beatrice. The project was funded by South West Museum Development Programme using public funding from Arts Council England