The International Fur Festival opens in Frankfurt on Wednesday (April 19) with 452 companies form 24 countries showing the latest in fur fashions.
GV Hotel 'Frank-further Hof'(2 shots)
CU INTERIOR..Symbol of new design
MV Seal coast
MV Chinese marten (fur coat)
SCU Silver fox coat
SCU Pan and woman model Canadian wolf coat
LV Broadtail 'Baghdad Moree'
SCU Young generation coat
CU Black mink long coat
SCU Sable, most expensive coat in show at 80,000DM
SCU Long evening dress "Indian Broadtail"
SCU Woman spectator drinking
MV Blazer and trousers in Marlens Dietrich style
SCU Evening dress of mink
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Background: The International Fur Festival opens in Frankfurt on Wednesday (April 19) with 452 companies form 24 countries showing the latest in fur fashions.
Crystal gazers in the fur trade are forecasting a demand for a greater variety of sizes, knee-length coasts and a comeback of jackets in all variations for the 1972/73 autumn/winter season. There is also a demand for long, festive evening dresses in fur, they add.
Leopard and Cheetah skins, however, are no longer being shown at the Fair due to the world-wide call for the protection of these species. The total number of snow leopards in the world is believed to have fallen below 50, wildlife experts say.
The Fair is the 24th of its kind and it was so popular among exhibitors this year that 70 of them had to be turned away because of a lack of space.
Countries taking part in the Fair include Argentina, Iceland, Israel, Poland, South Africa, the Soviet Union, Hungary, East Germany and most of the west European nations.
SYNOPSIS: Autumn and winter fur fashions go on show in Frankfurt, West Germany. Altogether more than four-hundred-and-fifty trading organisations from 20 countries are taking part in the International Fur Fair. And crystal gazers are forecasting a greater variety of sizes, knee-length coats and a comeback of fur jackets. Exhibitors come from as far afield as Argentina and Iceland, Sweden and South Africa.
It's the twenty-fourth fair of its kind - and for the first time in years. exhibitors and consumers are faced with the problem of price increases. This year's fashions are more varied than usual. But there's been no attempt by manufacturers to dictate a specific "line". Suits and jackets are "in" -- and there's a demand for long, festive evening robes.
A full length coat in black mink. Most Women just dream of owing one. fewer women still can afford a sable coat like this one. It's the most expensive in the show and priced at nearly ten thousand pounds.
Almost every kind of pelt was on show except leopard and cheetah. There's a worldwide move to protect these species because its believed they're about to become extinct.
A jacket and trouser combination in Marlene Dietrich style -- just the thing for an informal evening out. The show was so popular that about 70 exhibitors had to be turned away because there wasn't enough space for them to show their products.