• Short Summary

    NO "MY FAIR LADY" LOOK FOR THE HOUSE OF DIOR, PILLAR OF THE PARIS FASHION SCENE....

  • Description

    NO "MY FAIR LADY" LOOK FOR THE HOUSE OF DIOR, PILLAR OF THE PARIS FASHION SCENE....THE 1965 DIOR COLLECTION CREATED BY MARC BOHAN HAS NO FRILLS OR FANCIES - THE EMPHASIS IS PLAINLY ON 'EASY-TO-WEAR' CLOTHES.

    BOHAN FEATURES THE SUPPLE, EASY SILHOUETTE, WITH NATURAL WAIST LINES MARKED WITH NARROW LEATHER BELTS. SHOULDERS ARE NARROW, WITH MOUNTED SLEEVES. NECKLINES ARE SMOOTH AND UNCLUTTERED, AND VERY OFTEN COLLARLESS, IN WHICH CASE THEY'RE FILLED IN WITH BRIGHT ASCOT SCARVES. ALL SKIRTS FALL STRAIGHT, IGNORING THE BIAS CUT COMPLETELY. PLEATS ARE 'IN' - VERY OFTEN GROUPED TOGETHER, OR OVERLAPPING. HEMLINES ARE STABILIZED AROUND THE MID-KNEE, AS THEY HAVE BEEN WITH DIOR CREATIONS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. WHILE BOSOMS ARE NOT ENTIRELY IGNORED, CHRISTIAN DIOR'S TRADEMARK OF THE DARING DECOLLETAGE HAS DISAPPEARED THIS SEASON. IN FACT BOSOM TREATMENT AND DECOLLETES ARE AS MODEST AS A SCHOOLGIRL'S - SEX IS SOMETHING VAGUELY BUT INTERESTINGLY HINTED AT, NOT OVER EMPHASISED.

    DRESSES ARE SLIM 'ENVELOPES', VERY OFTEN WITH WRAP-AROUND SKIRTS, THERE'S AN ATTRACTIVE ASIATIC THEME, WHICH EXPRESSES ITSELF IN DELIGHTFUL SWAMI TURBANS. COATS ARE DISTINGUISHED BY THE ABSENCE OF BIG COLLARS. COCKTAIL CREATIONS ALSO REFLECT THE ASIAN THEME - INSPIRED BY RAJAH'S COATS, THEY BUTTON THROUGH FROM NECK TO HEM. THE TIGHT FITTING INDIAN TUNICS CONTRAST WITH THE TIERED HEMLINES. EVENING DRESSES SHOW BOHAN ADOPTING THE HEMLINE LEVEL ABOUT THREE INCHES ABOVE THE ANKLE, WHICH CAUSED SO MUCH CONTROVERSY WHEN INTRODUCED BY FORMER DIOR DESIGNER, YVES SAINT LAURENT LAST SEASON.

    JOINING ANNA, PATRICIA MODELS 'TROUVILLE', A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPPED WOOLLEN COSTUME, PLEATED AT THE FRONT. THE JACKET FEATURES A TAFFETA BOW, AND AGAIN THE MODEL WEARS A BOATER HAT, THIS TIME IN NAVY BLUE.

    NEXT CREATION FOR THE AFTERNOON - 'LONGCHAMP' - A SILK COAT AND DRESS PRINTED IN CORAL AND WHITE HERRINGBONE. GUARANTEED TO TAKE THE OTHER WOMEN'S MINDS OF THE RACING AND ONTO THE FASHION STAKES. NO BOATER THIS TIME, BUT A HOOD IN MATCHING MATERIAL.

    PATRICIA AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH AN INDIAN INSPIRED CREATION - 'BENGAL', A STRAPLESS COCKTAIL SHEATH, DRAPED AT THE BACK, IT'S WORN WITH A SHAWL, THE EDGES OF WHICH ARE TRIMMED - AS IS THE DRESS - WITH LACE.

    FOR EVENING PATRICIA WEARS 'GUERMANTES', IN GREEN MUSLIN. THE BODICE IS EMBROIDERED, AND THE GATHERED SKIRT FEATURES A TIERED PANEL AT THE HEMLINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8JE4H79572H0TVOOQF8NBSQV
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8JE4H79572H0TVOOQF8NBSQV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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