Diamonds worth quarter of a million pounds gave a sparkling touch to a show of all-Dutch fashions filmed by Visnews in Park Lane, Jan 12.
LV. Model in Grey tweed dress. "Bond Street".
SV.PAN.Model displays Beige dress. "Sahara".
TOP V. Spectators at Fashion show.
LV.Towards.Model displays Empire Persian Lamb Coat.
SV.PAN. Model displays Natural Harp Seal Coat.
LV.PAN.Model displays Beige dress and jacket "Hyde Park".
LV. Towards...Models displays cocktail dress. "Mikado".
LV.PAN.Model displays Black Velvet Evening dress. "High Society".
SV.PAN. Model displays Cocktail dress "My Fair Lady".
LV.Towards..The models in their evening gowns walk down steps.
CU. Models with Tony Britton.
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Background: Diamonds worth quarter of a million pounds gave a sparkling touch to a show of all-Dutch fashions filmed by Visnews in Park Lane, Jan 12. Six of Holland's top models flew over from Amsterdam to present a selection of furs, dresses and hats.
Furs, a specialty of the Dutch fashion designer, were predominant, Empire line coats and short draped jackets were acclaimed the most fashionable items in the show-the first in London from Holland for over a year. Two outfits bore typically London names, a grey tweed dress named 'Hyde Park'. Selection ranged from Persian lamb and harp seal coats to black velvet evening dresses. Jewellery brought specially from Holland to high-light the clothes is British made.
Although the models came to London specifically to boost the British film 'Operation Amsterdam', which was its world premier Jan 13, they will not be allowed to wear the clothes they modeled at the show Jan 12. This disappointment for the Dutch visitors has been caused by commercial red-tape which rules a fashion premiere as a private function, even though the models are paid to attend.
The film stars Eva Bartok and Peter Finch. Its premiere will be an occasion of glitter and high fashion with diamonds the order of the evening. Guest will have a chance to own one themselves by delving into a lucky dip containing a thousand paste diamonds and three genuine stores.
The 'all diamond' premiere gives a clue to the theme of the film which tells how three men are sent to Amsterdam from this country to snatch GBP10,000,000 of diamonds from Hitler, during World War II.