• Short Summary

    PACO RABANNE, THE PARIS DESIGNER WHO DECLINES TO CALL HIMSELF A COUTURIER AND PREFERS THE WORD "ENGINEER", JOINED THE SPACE-AGE FASHION TREND WITH HIS SPRING AND SUMMER COLLECTION SHOWN IN PARIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    PACO RABANNE, THE PARIS DESIGNER WHO DECLINES TO CALL HIMSELF A COUTURIER AND PREFERS THE WORD "ENGINEER", JOINED THE SPACE-AGE FASHION TREND WITH HIS SPRING AND SUMMER COLLECTION SHOWN IN PARIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    THE RUGGED BASQUE, FIRST TO PUT WOMEN IN CHAIN MAIL SINCE THE MIDDLE AGES, CENTRED HIS COLLECTION AROUND LONG, SKINNY ANKLE-LENGTH DRESSES MADE OF METALLIC FABRICS, RINGED AROUND THE NECKLINE WITH GIANT HOOPS COVERED IN METAL THREADS.

    HE ALSO BROUGHT SOFT RUBBERISED FABRICS INTO HIGH FASHION, WITH MINI EVENING DRESSES DESTINED FOR SPONTANEOUS MIDNIGHT DIPS IN THE SWIMMING POOL.

    THESE SUPPLE RUBBER FABRICS WERE FEATURED IN SIMPLE SHEATHS CUT TO THE HIP LINE, ABOVE CASCADES OF RUBBER FRINGES SWAYING DOWN TO THE ANKLES.

    LEATHER TOO PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE - USUALLY IN A JIG-SAW PUZZLE OF MANY COLOURS JOINED BY A FINE OLD BLANKET STITCH.

    RABANNE, IN COMMON WITH COURREGES AND CARDIN, ALSO FEATURED PORTHOLES AND CUTOUTS. THESE SEE-THROUGH PANELS WERE SET ANYWHERE FROM MIDRIFF TO THE SEAT - WITH MODELS PRESERVING THEIR MODESTY WITH FLESH-COLOURED BODY STOCKINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28SM6QYNO68HOKEODYDTMSLP
    Media URN:
    VLVA28SM6QYNO68HOKEODYDTMSLP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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