• Short Summary

    PIERCE CARDIN TODAY (FRIDAY) BECAME THE SECOND LEADING FRENCH DESIGNER IN A WEEK TO RESIGN FROM THE EXCLUSIVE PARIS SYNDICATE OF HAUTE COUTURE - OVER THE QUESTION OF THE TIMING OF THE RELEASE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF DESIGNS.

  • Description

    PIERCE CARDIN TODAY (FRIDAY) BECAME THE SECOND LEADING FRENCH DESIGNER IN A WEEK TO RESIGN FROM THE EXCLUSIVE PARIS SYNDICATE OF HAUTE COUTURE - OVER THE QUESTION OF THE TIMING OF THE RELEASE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF DESIGNS. AT THE SAME TIME, CARDIN SHOWED HIS 1966-67 SEASON'S COLLECTION.

    CARDIN TOLD THE AUDIENCE AT HIS AUTUMN SHOWING THAT HIS NEW CLOTHES FOR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FUTURE "EVEN ASTOUNDED ME WHEN I WAS DESIGNING THEM". BUT, HE SAID, THE EYE BECOMES QUICKLY ACCUSTOMED.

    HE EXPLAINED THAT ALL HIS NEW DESIGNS - WHICH INCLUDED SUCH SHOCKS AS MEN'S TROUSER FASTENED WITH ASYMMETRICAL ZIPPERS AND HATS THAT WOMEN MUST REMOVE BEFORE THEY CAN EAT - WERE ALL PROTOTYPES FOR THE FUTURE.

    MEN'S FASHION, IN PARTICULAR, MUST BE MORE REVOLUTIONISED IN ORDER TO KEEP PACE WITH THE WOMEN, HE SAID.

    THE MEN'S DESIGNS WERE SUITS WITH SLEEVELESS WINDREAKERS OR OVERALLS, WITH BRACES WORN OVER LONG-SLEEVED TURTLE-NECKED SWEATERS.

    HATS, SHAPED LIKE COALMINERS' HELMET, WERE IDENTICAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN. NEW HATS FOR WOMEN WERE STIFF, LIKE INVERTED FLOWERPOTS, DROPPING TO SHOULDER LEVEL. TINY ROUND PORTHOLES WERE CUT OUT FOR THE EYES AND NOSE BUT THE MOUTHS WERE COMPLETELY COVERED.

    FOR GIRLS OF THE FUTURE, CARDIN HAS DESIGNED COSTUMES SIMILAR TO THE MEN'S, BUT WITH MINI-SKIRTS AND BRIGHTLY-COLOURED, PATTERNED STOCKINGS.

    CARDIN AND JACQUES HEIM HAVE LEFT THE PARIS SYNDICATE BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH THE SYNDICATE'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS.

    BOTH WILL NOW RUN INDEPENDENT HOUSES, AS DOES CHANEL WHO QUIT THE SYNDICATE TEN YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50II6TKW338DOJHNX4NG6WLQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA50II6TKW338DOJHNX4NG6WLQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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