If the house of Dior has its way this winter the maxi skirt will be in.
LV House of Dior
CU Sign, "Christian Dior"
SV House of Dior, PAN TO Model in Peasant style evening dress with matching turban.
SV Model, navy voile and embroidered long tunic over trousers, with long flowing sleeves, long pearl necklace.
GV Street, PAN TO model in sequined top with purple suede maxi-skirt, zipped down to mini-length
SV & ZOOM IN Model in red snakeskin coat, banded in matching fur; over red jersey silk dress slit down front--matching turban snarf.
CU Street sign, ZOOM BACK TO Model in grey voile with coin sized velvet dot mini evening dress. Matching scarf held at throat with butterfly brooch.
EDITORS: THIS STORY IS EMBARGOED FOR USED UNTIL 29 AUGUST 1969
Background: If the house of Dior has its way this winter the maxi skirt will be in. Designer Marc Bohan does, however, make concessions to the mini.
One of the few exceptions to the long thin look were a series of evening dresses in peasant style, with flowing skirts, and matching turban scarf hats.
One model, in navy voile with a long jewelled and embroidered tunic summed up the essence of the tubular look. The tunic came nearly to floor length, just showing matching navy trousers underneath. This particular outfit also had long flowing sleeves which trailed floor length from outstretched arms--and to accessories the outfit--waist length pearls.
One clever way of introducing the maxi, and still keeping mini-wearers happy, was a suede skirt which zipped down in front from the waist, only to mini length, showing an expanse of leg as the model moved.
Toning outfits were shown--a short length red snakeskin coat, banded all round in dyed red fur was shown worn over a matching red silk jersey dress. The dress was gathered round the neck and slit from neck to waist to reveal bare skin and no bra. The model wore the matching turban style scarf with trailingwhich accompanied many of the dresses.
Finally, a grey voile with coin size velvet dots for evening, again with a mini skirt. Plain grey voile is used for a long scarf, wound round the throat and held in place with a large butterfly brooch; and for a stripe down the outside of each stocking.