The hairless head made its fashion debut in Paris today (Monday) and the topless look, now banned in France, was a mild shock compared with that caused by a shorn-headed Mannequin.
GV Jacques Esterel's salon
LV Int..Model (cape in white homespan & dress in green crepon with matching hat)
GV Cocktail set clock and skirt
CU Upper part of cocktail dress
SV Esterel cooling journalists' feet
CU Esterel pours water on girls' legs
SV Ext..Autumn suits
SCU Model wears two piece suit in ice blue gabardine with matching hat (3 shots)
SCU "Bare-headed model in two piece suit of Biege wool pleated skirt with American mink ornaments and calot"
CU Model in three-quarter length coat, pleated skirt and fur trimmed hat
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Background: The hairless head made its fashion debut in Paris today (Monday) and the topless look, now banned in France, was a mild shock compared with that caused by a shorn-headed Mannequin.
Guitar-playing Jacques Esterel, a couturier known for his fashion gimmicks, presented his beautiful Mannequin Bibelot with a completely shaved head to feature the new look which emerges as a cross between a red indian and actor Yul Brynner.
Women at the opening of the Paris fashion week, applauded Bibelot's courage but the 23-year-old Mannequin says she is undecided whether she will let her hair grow again.
The greatest shock of all was Bibelot's first appearance in the shapeless pregnant-looking white bridal gown worn with a tiny white satin calot just covering the peak of her head.
Esterel's silhouettes introduced both high - and low waisted treatment. Day dresses are long unfitted tubes with a short box pleat skirt attached at the top of the sides.
He uses fur throughout the collection, often ringed round the dropped waistline and repeated in high standard collars and large mushroom berets made of matching mink or panther.
Esterel's new coats are wide and roomy, ranging from pyramids to wide-topped ulsters with deep-set raglan or batwing sleeves, marked by Welter Seams.
But perhaps the thing uppermost in people's minds on this first day of the Paris collections was not the clothes - but rather the heat. Jacques Esterel himself brought in feet bowls of water to cool the feet of journalists covering his showing.