• Short Summary

    THE "FASHION FROM BRITAIN" WEEK, REPRESENTING 24 BRITISH CLOTHING MANUFACTURING FIRMS, OPENED AT THE PHOENCIA HOTEL IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, LAST MONDAY (9 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    THE "FASHION FROM BRITAIN" WEEK, REPRESENTING 24 BRITISH CLOTHING MANUFACTURING FIRMS, OPENED AT THE PHOENCIA HOTEL IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, LAST MONDAY (9 SEPTEMBER). THE OPENING-DAY ACTIVITIES INCLUDED A SPEECH BY THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO LEBANON, MR. CECIL KING, AND DISPLAYS OF CURRENT BRITISH DESIGNS, WITH MANNEQUINS AND MODELS.

    THE PROMOTION, WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL THIS FRIDAY (14 SEPTEMBER), IS SPONSORED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE, THE BRITISH NATIONAL EXPORT COMMITTEE FOR MIDDLE EAST TRADE, THE CLOTHING EXPORT COUNCIL AND THE MIDDLE EAST ASSOCIATION. IT IS THE FIST PROMOTION OF BRITISH FASHION IN THE ARAB WORLD.

    THE EXHIBITION WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY SULEIMAN FRANJIEH, LEBANON'S MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ECONOMY. HIS EFFORTS TO CUT THE RIBBON SIGNIFYING THE SHOW OPEN, HOWEVER, WHERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE RIBBON HAD TO BE PUSHED ASIDE.

    A MUSICAL FASHION SHOW, WITH THE THEME OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE, WAS PART OF THE OPENING-DAY EVENTS, AND WAS FOLLOWED WITH A DISPLAY BY MODELS WEARING VARIOUS TYPES OF CLOTHES, INCLUDING MINI SKIRTS, FUR COATS AND EVENING GOWNS.

    LADY JOAN POUND, WHO IS HANDLING THE PUBLICITY FOR THE EXHIBITION, WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE OPENING-DAY ACTIVITIES.

    THE "FASHION FROM BRITAIN" PROMOTION IS USING 17 MODELS, 12 GIRLS AND FIVE MEN TO EXHIBIT MERCHANDISE RANGING FROM FURS AND SWIMWEAR TO READY-TO-WEAR WOMEN'S AND MEN'S CLOTHING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAHOYBGND3SU90ODJSPA3045G5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHOYBGND3SU90ODJSPA3045G5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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