• Short Summary

    WHAT COULD BE THE LAST FLORENCE READY-TO-WEAR FASHION SHOW ENDED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) WITH FEUDING GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES.

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    MODELLING OF COLLECTIONS BY SCARABOCCHIO, KEN SCOTT AND THE "DEMONSTRATION".




    Initials RM/V/CR/OS



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    Background: WHAT COULD BE THE LAST FLORENCE READY-TO-WEAR FASHION SHOW ENDED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) WITH FEUDING GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. THE SQUABBLES CAME INTO THE OPEN WHEN TOP ROME DESIGNER PRINCESS IRENE GALITZINE STAGED A "PROTEST DEMONSTRATION" INSTEAD OF SHOWING CLOTHES LIKE THE 62 OTHER DESIGNERS TAKING PART.

    IN HIS SUMMER COLLECTION, SCARABOCCHIO USES ROLLED TRIMMINGS AROUND PLUNGING NECKLINES, ACROSS HEMS, WINDING SINUOUSLY AROUND THE FIGURE OR BORDERING BEACH ENSEMBLES. FOR PRACTICALITY HE USES THE SAME FABRICS OF CLEAR AND BRILLIANTLY COLOURED COTTON PRINTS WITH CONTRASTING DEEP POCKETS. HE ALSO FEATURES LINEN SUITS AND DRESSES WITH SHORT WAIST LENGTH JACKETS, SHIRTS WORN WITH ABBREVIATED BELTS AND ENSEMBLES IN JERSEY AND DRESSES IN CREPE.

    AMERICAN-BORN MILAN DESIGNER KEN SCOTT PRESENTED CREATIONS WITH TRAILING HEAD SCARVES AND LONG TIGHT TUNICS IN ALL SHADES OF PINK UP TO THE DEEPEST MAGENTA. THE HIGHLIGHT OF HIS COLLECTION WAS A "GYPSY BRIDE-STYLE" DRESS IN A MASS OF PINK FLOWERED VOILE. IT WAS THE HIT OF THE COLLECTIONS, WITH A VOLUMINOUS FLOUNCED SKIRT COVERED WITH FUCHSIA-COLOURED DAISIES AND A GAUDY VEIL OF THE SAME PRINT HUGGING THE HEAD AND BUNCHED THICKLY BEHIND.

    THE BOUTIQUE SHOWS PROVED THAT, WHATEVER THEIR DISPUTES, ITALIAN DESIGNERS ARE NOT LACKING IN INVENTIVENESS. THE DISPUTES CAME OUT IN PUBLIC WHEN PRINCESS IRENE GALITZINE DRESSED HER MODELS IN GOLD AND SILVER LAME FROGMEN'S SUITS AND GAVE THEM BANNERS ANNOUNCING THAT HER COLLECTION WAS TO BE SEEN AT THE NEARBY PALAZZO STROZZI. THE PRINCESS EXPLAINED THAT THE SHOWS AT THE PITTI PALACE, IN WHICH EACH HOUSE IS ALLOWED TO PARADE ONLY ABOUT 10 MODELS, WERE NOT SUITED TO READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACT0I6A6G15K3KBPB3TQ668TFS
    Media URN:
    VLVACT0I6A6G15K3KBPB3TQ668TFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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