• Short Summary

    ANYONE WHO THINK THAT FASHION MODELS LIVE A UTOPIAN EXISTENCE MIGHT BE ENLIGHTENED TO SEE THE VENUE FOR THE PARADE OF THIS YEAR'S JAPANESE SWIM WEAR.

  • Description

    ANYONE WHO THINK THAT FASHION MODELS LIVE A UTOPIAN EXISTENCE MIGHT BE ENLIGHTENED TO SEE THE VENUE FOR THE PARADE OF THIS YEAR'S JAPANESE SWIM WEAR. IT TOOK PLACE UNDER THE SHADOW OF MOUNT FUJI -- ON AN ICE RINK, IN TEMPERATURES OF MINUS 5 DEGREES CENTIGRADE (23 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) AND NEAR GALE-FORCE WINDS.

    THE VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WHO COVERED THE PARADE HAD DIFFICULTY IN HOLDING HIS CAMERA STEADY AS THE STRONG ICY WINDS BUFFETED HIM ABOUT. FROM TIME TO TIME HE JOINED OTHER NEWSMEN WHO WARMED THEIR HANDS OVER BRAZIERS OF BURNING CHARCOAL.

    BUT FOR THE MODELS THERE WAS LITTLE TIME FOR HAND WARMING. TURNING ON BRIGHT SMILES IN FACE OF THE FREEZING WEATHER THEY DISPLAYED THE VERY LATEST IDEAS IN SWIMWEAR FROM JAPANESE DESIGNERS.

    THE NEW JAPANESE BEACH STYLE IS CALLED THE "SPINNAKER" -- AND THE SUITS ARE MADE FROM RUBBER AND NYLON. JAPANESE DESIGNERS BELIEVE THAT ASIAN WOMEN WILL PREFER THIS STYLE TO THE BACKLESS AND BIKINI BEING DEVELOPED BY EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN DESIGNERS.

    UNFORTUNATELY, THE NEWSMEN WERE ABLE TO GET ONLY THE BRIEFEST OF GLIMPSES OF EACH SWIM-SUIT. EACH GIRL STAYED ON THE ICE FOR ONLY TWO MINUTES, FOR, DESPITE THEIR WARM SMILES, OUR CAMERAMAN OBSERVED THE GIRLS "WERE TREMBLING WITH COLD."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZO02FJR89Y4PGY0LLLRGAOBI
    Media URN:
    VLVACZO02FJR89Y4PGY0LLLRGAOBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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