Fashion news.. the London salon of Christian Dior gave a preview of their autumn collection,?
GV Dior Salon
STV/INT model fashions "Candide"
SV/PAN model fashions "Bobby"
LV/PAN model downstairs fashioning "Astree"
LV to SV "Cadre Noir"
SV towards model fashions "Samarcande"
ANGEL/VIEW model fashions "Villers Cotterets"
LV to SV model fashions "Constellation"
EDITORS: FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF FILMED FASHIONS SEE ATTACHED COMMENTARY
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Background: Fashion news.. the London salon of Christian Dior gave a preview of their autumn collection, May 24. The line has a deceptive impression of simplicity. Coats are in two styles: the first is straight and ample, and the second a new slant on the redingote with a looser and fuller flare-out.
Skirts are still flared, but in folds rather than pleats (as in the summer) and jackets tend to fit closely. Dresses are collarless, with three-quarter sleeves and flared skirts. Pumpkin-shaped jackets are introduced for all occasions throughout the day.
Colour: there is a concentration on dark autumn shades. Black enjoys a wide play, and is often found in contrast to white. Here and there is a flash of brilliant red or green and September pink. And a variety of fur is used on coats, suits and hats.
The fabrics: A profusion of heavy woollen tweeds and checks for daywear - siberline, silks, brocades and chiffon for evening and cocktail wear. Velvet figures widely in both day an evening wear.