The ‘Sloane Ranger’ term was popularised by British writer Peter York and co-writer Ann Barr. Together they wrote 1982’s The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook, in which they identified the cult phenomena of young upper-class and upper middle-class people living in south west London. The traditionalist views and behaviours of Sloanes included a predilection for the countryside and their wardrobe reflected this.
Britain in the early 1980s was a perfect breeding ground for the Sloane style, with the connotations of money and conservative attitude it entailed. Resolutely conformist, their look comprised a loyalty to what their parents and grandparents had worn. It was the perfect look for well-bred boys and girls from the country who wanted to show they were above fashion and a little bit posh.
When the world started to learn about Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, it was the trigger that took the Sloane style into the mainstream. Diana wore traditional country clothes familiar to the upper classes, but made them visible nationally, becoming the archetypal Sloane Ranger.
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We have just come across the dvd of the 10th memorial anniversary movie done on the last year of her life. It is well done with historical footage and good acting, unlike many that were done in years past.
158 MINUTES OF HER LAST YEAR AND THE FINAL HOURS IN PARIS
COMMENTARY ON THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE IS INCLUDED
AS WELL, AS THIS DVD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BANNED.
SUPERBLY ACTED AND WITH HISTORICAL FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN THE MOVIE
FORMAT IS NTSC BUT IF YOU HAVE A MULTI REGION DVD PLAYER IT WILL WORK
THIS DVD IS NOW OUT OF STOCK AND NOT BEING SOLD AGAIN!