• Short Summary

    FRENCH HIGH FASHION DESIGNER, PIERRE BALMAIN, SHOWS HIS AUTUMN AND WINTER FASHIONS, WHICH HE SAYS ARE INTENDED FOR EVERY ASPECT OF MODERN LIFE.

  • Description

    FRENCH HIGH FASHION DESIGNER, PIERRE BALMAIN, SHOWS HIS AUTUMN AND WINTER FASHIONS, WHICH HE SAYS ARE INTENDED FOR EVERY ASPECT OF MODERN LIFE. THE GARMENTS, HE SAYS, ARE BOTH YOUTHFUL AND PRECISELY CUT, BASED ON GEOMETRIC LINES WHICH ARE NEVERTHELESS BY NO MEANS ABSTRACT.

    IN THE CATALOGUE TO HIS COLLECTION HE SAYS COATS MAY BE EASY AND SLIGHTLY MORE VOLUMINOUS, OR SLIM-FITTING AND BELTED; DRESSES HAVE A NEW FULLNESS, MODERATE IN DAY-WEAR AND MORE ACCENTUATED IN FORMAL CLOTHES; TROUSERS HAVE A DISCREET PLACE IN THE COLLECTION -- FOR SPORT AND TRAVEL, AND IN MORE FEMININE PYJAMA-STYLE, FOR EVENINGS AT HOME; EMBROIDERED EVENING DRESSES CONTRAST WITH OTHERS CUT ON STRICTLY GEOMETRIC LINES, REQUIRING SUPERB CUTTING.

    HIS IDEAS ON EVENING DRESSES ARE SEEN IN THE THREE CREATIONS WHICH APPEAR TOGETHER IN THE OPENING SHOT: THE FIRST IS A LONG EVENING DRESS IN PALE PINK SILK GABERDINE, WITH LARGE SLEEVES COVERED IN PINK FEATHERS; THE SECOND MODEL WEARS AN EVENING DRESS OF RED VELVET SLIT TO THE KNEE AND WITH RED FEATHER SLEEVES; THE THIRD WEARS A YELLOW EVENING GOWN, THE UPPER PART AND SLEEVES EMBROIDERED IN GREEN, GOLD AND CORAL.

    NEXT WE SEE A TUNIC AND TROUSER SUIT IN DARK MUSLIN, THE TUNIC IN CHESTNUT, BLUE AND GREEN, DECORATED AT THE WAIST WITH CHESTNUT OSTRICH FEATHERS.

    THE NEXT MODEL WEARS A COCKTAIL DRESS ENTIRELY COVERED IN MIDNIGHT-BLUE SEQUINS WITH A MATCHING HAT.

    THEN WE SEE A SUIT WITH PANTIE-SKIRT IN IRON-GREY HERRINGBONE TWEED, DECORATED IN VARIOUS COLOURS AT THE WRIST. WITH IT THE MODEL WEARS A LARGE BERET IN WHITE FELT AND A WHITE MUSLIN SCARF.

    THE NEXT MODEL WEARS A CAMEL-WOOL CAPE OVER TIGHT-FITTING TROUSERS STRIPED IN BLACK AND TOBACCO.

    FINALLY TWO MODELS ARE SHOWN, ONE IN A RED WOOLEN COAT DECORATED WITH BANDS OF VERTICAL SLITS OVER A BLACK JERSEY DRESS; THE OTHER MODEL HAS A COAT DECORATED WITH BLACK, WHITE AND NATURAL WOOL COLOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA411L94TY3H5LJ7LWC5D3M3GN7
    Media URN:
    VLVA411L94TY3H5LJ7LWC5D3M3GN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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