The Venus de Milo figure with ample curves has emerged as the new model for French fashions.
MCS Sign Pierre Cardin
CU Model wearing black afternoon frock.
CU Model wearing red flaired coat with black facing(3 shots)
MS Model in violet jersey and pantaloons(4 shots)
MCS Sign Christian Dior
SV Model wearing red gown(2 shots)
MS Model wearing rainproof trimmed with fur(4 shots)
MS Model wearing black fur coat (4 shots)
MS Model wearing bridal gown coming down steps (3 shots)
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Background: The Venus de Milo figure with ample curves has emerged as the new model for French fashions. OUT are the skinny, bean-pole models of the past decade, and IN are the girls with rounder, more ample, even plumpish curves. Clothes, meanwhile, have returned to the more classic shapes, parting from the hippy trends of the past few seasons. VISNEWS continues its fashion coverage with a preview of the Cardin and Dior collection.
SYNOPSIS: Paris is unveiling its autumn and winter collections, and Cardin has followed most of the other designers in a return to the classic silhouette -- a major departure from the flimsy, rag-bag, hippy trends of the past few seasons. Blacks and reds featured largely in Cardin's colours for the season, and even the models have departed from the norm -- they were definitely rounder, with more ample curves, and some were even described as plumpish. OUT, apparently, is the skinny model with a figure like a bean-pole, and IN is the Venus de Milo look. Hemlines are generally at mid-knee length, with only the occasional maxi for evening wear. Hot-pants, too, are OUT for autumn and winter. Trousers, where they figured in Cardin's collection, were neatly-tailored pantaloons and trouser suits.
Christian Dior, too, featured blacks and the full range of reds, and again the lines were classic-cut.
Models also figured the fuller look. Dior has allowed some of the models to gain several pounds in weight -- previously a cardinal sin in the world of fashion modelling. Shoulders of the lines displayed tend to be wider, with slight emphasis on sleeve and collars. Again, midis and maxis are OUT for Dior, who only had ankle-lengths for after dark.
Dior's wedding dress, however, was definitely NOT a classic cut -- but neither was it following any previous way-out trend. Instead, the brand-new feathery look was employed to give an unusually flowing effect........