Pierre Balmain has unveiled his spring collection in Paris. In an exclusive film for Visnews,?
GV & CU EXTERIOR Balmain Fashion House (2 shots)
CU PAN FROM Pierre Balmain to model Barbara wearing "Hong Kong"
SV Marie-Christine modelling "Erik"
SV Winnie models "Pamela"
SV Barbara models "Madrid"
"A coat in natural shantung from China, very slick and very artificial. Worn with a hat in a matching straw, over a dress of crepe de chine that was printed of Chinese characters, completely pleated front and back. The motifs are copied from a panel that I bought in an antique shop in Hong Kong.
"In much brighter colours, here comes a suit for the morning, pleated skirt in red wool, "blouson" cardigan that is short and neat, with a patent leather belt in matching colour. This suit is worn with a blouse, of the crepe de chine that matches exactly the colour printed in checks. The lining of the hat is made of the same material.
"Another interesting material is the one that we use for this afternoon dress that is made of silk. Two materials are used for the dress -- one for the dress and one for the borders. They are printed in exactly the same shades, the skirt is very finely pleated, and the flower at the waist-line is made of the same material.
"For the evening, many, many long dresses, either plain or printed, this one in white organza is printed with enormous red poppies. It is edged with black and red. It is cut on the bias, very smooth and very (INDISTINCT). It is, I think an ideal dress to dance to through the magic of summer nights."
Initials BB/1333 RW/MR/BB/1321
His commentary follows:-
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Background: Pierre Balmain has unveiled his spring collection in Paris. In an exclusive film for Visnews, the master of haute couture personally describes the highlights of his collection.