• Short Summary

    Kaftan-like gowns -- billowing and beaded -- were featured by Italian fashion designers showing their spring and summer collections in Rome on Tuesday (21 January).

  • Description

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    GV EXT Grand Hotel
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    2.
    GV ZOOM IN TO SV Franco collection
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    3.
    SV Buyer taking notes
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    4.
    SV Franco collection
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    5.
    SV Audience applauds
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    6.
    SV Complete Franco collection
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    7.
    SV ZOOM IN TO GV EXT Excelsior Hotel
    1.07

    8.
    SV Audience ZOOM OUT TO GV Riva collection
    1.18

    9.
    SV Audience applauding
    1.20

    10.
    SV Model takes off skirt to reveal black mini skirt followed by green frilly dress
    1.34

    11.
    SV PAN Audience applauding full Riva collection.
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    Initials BL/1915 NC/AH/BB/1945



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Kaftan-like gowns -- billowing and beaded -- were featured by Italian fashion designers showing their spring and summer collections in Rome on Tuesday (21 January).

    The designers -- like many western industrialists -- are turning to the Middle East for both inspiration and customers. This year buyers from that part of the world were more in evidence, with fewer from the United States and Germany than in the past.

    Two of the most interesting collections were those of Franco -- a young Milanese designer presenting only his second collection since leaving the house of Mila Schon -- and Swiss-born Heinz Riva.

    Franco featured Kaftans -- flowing and beaded -- but made them look more trendy by cutting them vaguely like the elongated smocks that have swept Europe this winter.

    Riva concentrated on 1950's looking tent and sack dresses, usually with hems well below the knee. But he also brought out a series of two-piece silk print dresses with skirts two inches above the knee -- a length rarely seen on Rome's high-fashion catwalks since the 1960's.

    The increased use of silk is another feature of this year's collections -- mainly because of new commercial accords between Italy and China.

    Prints will be important, with tiny motifs in florals, stripes and paisleys to the fore.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9WKPG3460LP3DP34SIWMUCEV1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9WKPG3460LP3DP34SIWMUCEV1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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