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    Asian fashions and fabrics -- the theme of a mannequin parade held in Melbourne by the women's group of the Australian-Asian Association.

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    Asian mannequin across stage
    7 ft

    CS women watching
    8 ft

    Two Ceylon girls in evening saris
    13 ft

    Woman watching
    14 1/2 ft

    Children Andrew and Brenda Leung followed by Mrs. Dorothea Balintong
    21 ft

    Women clapping
    22 ft

    Mrs. Charles Francis in evening gown
    28 1/2 ft

    29 1/2 ft

    Thailand National costume
    35 ft

    36 1/2 ft

    Mrs. Aida del Castillo
    45 ft

    Procession of models
    49 1/2 ft

    CU dagger, pan to boy watching
    53 1/2 ft

    CU legs, pan up to girl at table
    61 ft

    Asian girl at tea table
    64 ft

    Plate decoration shown to women at table
    68 ft

    Girl at table with two women
    72 1/2 ft


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    Background: Asian fashions and fabrics -- the theme of a mannequin parade held in Melbourne by the women's group of the Australian-Asian Association. The models were wives and daughters of Consular representatives and Asian students and nurses. From Ceylon - these colourful evening saris.

    Now something for children. Andrew Leung and his sister Brenda in Chinese costume. They're followed by Mrs. Dorothea Balintong, wearing her mother's embroidered wedding jacket and skirt.

    From Northern India, Mrs. Charles Francis wears a hostess gown of white embroidered silk. More than three-hundred guests watched the parade.

    Another example of delicate Oriental fabric and design - a national costume of Thailand made from pure silk.

    Miss Aida Del Castillo from the Philippines wears a dress of pineapple fibre material. Chinese silks, and paintings, carvings, scrolls and miniature dolls contributed to the Oriental atmosphere of the room in which the parade was held. After the models had paraded for a last display of their magnificently worked dresses, the afternoon became more informal. Members of the Asian community in Melbourne - including some of the models who had taken part in the display, mixed with the guests for afternoon tea. Some Asian delicacies - including cashew nuts from India and shrimp puffs were served with afternoon tea. It brought to an end a colourful event designed to strengthen the bands of friendship between Australia and Asia.

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