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    Leading French couturier Pierre Balmain has unveiled his latest collection for autumn and winter.

    His themes?

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    GV Balmain Fashion House, Paris. (2 shots)

    CU Balmain to camera, d'hiver."

    CU Model wearing brown suit with fur trim, beige top & large fur trimmed hat

    SV Models display evening wear.

    French fashion designers have completed their collections for autumn and winter. Among them is leading Paris couturier Pierre balmain...here describing his latest ideas in French.

    Soft colours and fabrics are the main themes. They're comfortable for the day, and feminine for the evening. This combined with lots of fur are the new collection's characteristics.

    A lot of fur is the feature of this herringbone tweed suit. The brown fox trim offsets the colours of brown and beige. The jacket is straight with contrasting blouse in cashmere jersey.

    And now Balmain's collections of evening gowns. The first in black velvet with a collarette in black tulle with diamonds and black velvet. The next is steel grey crepe georgette. The third one is inspired by Goya. The black velvet bodice with long sleeves, the skirt in embroidered tulle with lace and a white rose at the neckline. The next dress is Greek inspired and is trimmed with dyed ostrich feathers. It is made from beige jersey. This dinner dress in brown georgette has sleeves again cut like handkerchiefs. For the evening, this special ensemble. The coat is white mink with a trim of fox. The matching dress is simple and understated but very elegant. It is made from white crepe.

    Initials BJB/1725 BJB/1730

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    Background: Leading French couturier Pierre Balmain has unveiled his latest collection for autumn and winter.

    His themes are muted colours, soft fabrics and the return of fur. He emphasises glamorous evening wear...and no expense is spared. His materials include such things as white mink and diamonds.

    In an exclusive preview, Balmain personally described the highlights from his new collection for Visnews in Paris on Wednesday (23 July). He spoke in French and an alternative English commentary is transcribed overleaf.

    The highlight of this daywear collection is a three-piece suit in herringbone tweed. It is trimmed with brown fox and offset with a wide brimmed, fur-trimmed hat.

    His evening dresses had a variety of themes. They ranged from a black velvet dress trimmed with black tulle and diamonds to a full-length white mink and fox coat with a matching white crepe dress in a simple, classical design.

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