The Paris fashion house of Jean Patou offers the well-dressed woman of 1972 a clear choice--romantic or sexy.
The Paris fashion house of Jean Patou offers the well-dressed woman of 1972 a clear choice--romantic or sexy. For the coming spring her silhouette can be slender and dreamy, or full and swinging.
At Wednesday's show of the Patou collection, artistic director Michel Goma provided his own commentary on the new styles. This film by Pierre Rihouet carries Goma's commentary in French. An English version is incorporated in the Visnews commentary overpage.
SYNOPSIS: Michel Goma, Patou's chief designer, says he had two kinds of women in mind, one excessively romantic, the other frankly sexy. This is his romantic approach to day-wear, with a squashy Breton hat. Double sleeves and generous skirt give the dress a soft fullness. Throughout the collection the knees are just showing, and heels are higher.
Now the romantic evening look. The sleeves are again very flared, and there is a broad hat with a flower to match the dress--which is white and ankle-length. The neckline is not very low. White is very prominent, but there are also lots of prints, in vivid colours and striking patterns.
This is an example of the sexy woman, the sophisticated vamp. She wears full green hipster slacks, and a white blouse leaving the midriff and arms bare Plenty of flounces, a big hat and sharp colours--but again with lots of white, make up the swinging girl, '72-style. Her hat matches her trousers, and her heels are very high.