• Short Summary

    The Hongkong Society for the Protection of Children, with the collaboration of the United Kingdom Trade Commissioner, Mr.

  • Description

    1st Reel

    Opening of the Show by trumpeters. In the centre of stage, the mother and child emblem of the Society portrayed by a model. Entry of first model in a ball gown.
    12 ft

    Swim suits and other beach wear.
    27 ft

    Golf dress.
    59 ft

    Playsuits for mother and children.
    75 ft

    Swim suit, beach pyjames and sailing outfit.
    100 ft

    2nd Reel

    Casual jacket with slacks.
    12 ft

    Cotton dress.
    33 ft

    Riding habit.
    42 ft

    Dress with matching jacket.
    51 ft

    Dress and jacket in Terylene and worsted.
    66 ft

    Rayon shirt dress.
    76 ft

    Jersey dress with chiffon scarf.
    100 ft

    3rd Reel

    Skirt and knitted jumper. White heavy knitted jacket with camel hair skirt. Yellow wool cheongsam with white collar.
    15 ft

    Cheongsam and coat to match.
    30 ft

    33 ft

    The Band of the Stanley Training School.
    45 ft

    Shortie nightdress and housecoat. Night dress and bedjacket. Negligee with night dress in nylon.
    57 ft

    Acetate dress and jacket. Cocktail gown. Cheongsam and matching embroidered coat.
    100 ft

    4th Reel

    Roll 'n Roll jive suit with "Rock 'n" Roll skirt.
    15 ft

    Bridal gown in white satin embroidered with pearls and crystals with encrustations of fine lull lace.
    30 ft

    Evening dress in jersey. Evening gown in blue chiffon.
    58 ft

    Evening cheongsam in cotton tweed with a white stole.
    72 ft

    Evening dress in wool. Evening gown in black lace. Nylon evening dress with beaded bodies and a pleated skirt evening gown.
    100 ft

    5th Reel

    17 ft

    Short evening dress with jacket and overskirt in blue floral cotton. Short evening dress in nylon printed shantung.
    21 ft

    Television pyjamas in Satin.

    Ball gown in white and gold brocade.
    40 ft

    Personal appearance of famous Chinese actress, Miss Pai Kwong as guest star. Cheongsam in rayon and lurex. Cheongsam in brocade of silk and lurex. Cheongsam in white lace embroidered sequence.
    45 ft

    Bridal Gowns.
    78 ft

    Auction of dresses HK $560 for evening dress and $500 for cheongsam.
    100 ft


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Hongkong Society for the Protection of Children, with the collaboration of the United Kingdom Trade Commissioner, Mr. G.W.B. Harrison, and Mr. George Tyler, who originated the scheme, held a Fashion Show to raise funds.

    Some 500 babies from the poorest Chinese families are cared for by the Society. Babies are brought weekly to the Society's centres to be bathed and weighed. Mothers are issued with a weekly supply of full cream this age. They are also given Vitamin C in the form of black current juice or ascorbic acid tablets. Cod liver oil, adexolin, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin B1 are also given to the needful cases.

    Five centres are now operating to full capacity in Hongkong and Kowloon. The Society's funds are derived entirely on charitable donations, and a Government subvertions. More centres are badly needed.

    Primarily to secure funds for the Society, the Show exhibits this year's United Kingdom textiles and fashions. Although small in size, Hongkong, is one of the six most important customers in the world for U.K. wool textiles.

    All the materials were produced in the United Kingdom. Some of the dresses have been styled by Hunt Couturiers in London, some by other leading fashion houses in England and by Hongkong tailors.

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