Yves St. Laurent, 22-year-old designer of the House of Dior, presented his autumn and winter?
L.G.V. BLENHEIM PALACE.
L.V. TOWARDS PRINCESS MARGARET ARRIVING UP STEPS.
L.V. INT PRINCESS MARGARET ACCOMPANIED BY THE DUKE OF MALBOROUGH
S.V. PRINCESS MARGARET TAKES SEAT.
L.V. SMALL GIRL PRESENTS BOUQUET TO PRINCESS
S.V. PRINCESS MARGARET SEATED
L.V. TOWARDS MODEL IN AFTERNOON WEAR.
L.V. MODEL IN COAT.
S.T.V. MODEL IN COAT AND FUR HRT
S.V. MODEL IN AFTERNOON WEAR
L.V. SHORT WHITE EVENING DRESS
S.C.U. SKIRT OF ABOVE DRESS.
L.V. TOWARDS ANOTHER SHORT EVENING DRESS
L.V. " MODELS IN REGENCY DRESSES
S.V. LONG MODERN EVENING GOWN
L.V. TOWARDS BRIDAL GOWN.
S.V. PAN MODEL IN BLENHEIM GOWN METERS AND CURTSIES BEFORE PRINCESS
S.V. PRINCESS MARGARET.
L.V. PAN MODEL IN BLENHEIM GOWN.
S.V. YVES ST. LAURENT IS INTRODUCED TO PRINCESS MARGARET.
S.C.U. PRINCESS MARGARET AND YVES ST. LAURENT TALKING
S.V. PRINCESS MARGARET PRESENTS BOOK TO YVES ST. LAURENT
L.V. PRINCESS IS INTRODUCED TO MODELS
Initials D.C/CW W.S./R.L.
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Background: Yves St. Laurent, 22-year-old designer of the House of Dior, presented his autumn and winter collection at Blenheim Palace, England, November 12.
Princess Margaret was among the 1,650 people who packed the State rooms and long library for the two-hour show. She saw 136 dresses and 26 furs exhibited by 16 of the top Dior mannequins.
Valued at GBP125,000 the dresses had already been exhibited in Paris. One dress, however, the Blenheim, had been created by St. Laurent for the occasion. It is a white satin off-the-shoulder evening gown with a deep swathe at the waist.
Arranged by the Duchess of Marlborough to help reduce the current deficit of GBP48,098 of the British Red Cross, it was estimated that the society would benefit by nearly GBP10,000 from the presentation.