• Short Summary

    East and West fashion worlds come together July 29 at the Communist-sponsored International fourth Festival in Vienna, Austria - when young models put on a show of summer day and evening wear.

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    East and West fashion worlds come together July 29 at the Communist-sponsored International fourth Festival in Vienna, Austria - when young models put on a show of summer day and evening wear.

    The parade did not, however, present as great a contrast between Iron curtain countries and the Western world as one might imagine. Nor were the fashions on either side right up-to-date. Great Britain, for instance, brought out the "Empire" line of yesteryear. France scored in originality with jersey-wool two-pieces and all-in-one jumper and slack suits.

    With a bigger representation, the "Iron curtain" countries showed fashions from Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Once again, the accent was not a-la-mode. Poland favoured summer prints and large Garbo-style hats, while Hungary went for short evening dresses in chiffon - once again Empire line - and shoulder shawls of the same material. The long-since condemned "sack" was on parade too.

    Held i the garden of a large Viennese restaurant, the parade was to have included Soviet Union fashions - but they did not turn up. Explanation given; the show, cut short at the last minute, did not cater for their entry.

    The Youth Festival, seventh to be held, but first to be staged outside Russian-guided countries, began July 26 and ends August 4. Despite Communist assurances that they advocate freedom of speech and express on, clashes among delegates, visitors and boy cotters are daily affairs. July 30. thirty young Czechoslovaks left the Festival. A statement reports that at least obe Hungarian girl has asked for political asylum, is expected at the end of the Festival.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TEGUZH96YR60ILFKYMSFM4DW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TEGUZH96YR60ILFKYMSFM4DW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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