Now we can see what the backroom boys in the Rome millinery and couture world have been up to during these winter months in preparation for their summer shows.
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Background: Now we can see what the backroom boys in the Rome millinery and couture world have been up to during these winter months in preparation for their summer shows.
The Cesari company gave permission to the Elsa Rossi hatelier to manufacture a whole series of full summer-wear models and ladies underwear.
These models were shown to the general public in the salons of the Excelsior Hotel in Rome.
The underwear display included housecoats and nightgowns. But there were also attractive examples of holiday and beach wear, tight pants, short jackets.....some loosely hanging, others clinging skin-tight to the alluring models.
It was not to be expected that the "sack line" would be left out.....and the audience wasn't disappointed because there it was in its strange ungainliness, recalling vivid memories of the 1920's.
Other dresses and outfits gave a knee-hugging effect. They appear to be gradually catching on in the general fashion picture. Some are more extreme than others.
Hats, too, were not left out of the picture. In fact the "pundits" of fashion are saying that the new season's silhouette looks incomplete without the balance of a hat. It should be a wonderful year for the milliners who have discovered that, because women spend a small fortune at the hairdressers, hats must be big enough yet light enough to contain and not crush the hair-do.
The Cesare concern together with the Elsa Rossi hatelier dedicated each model as it appeared to a different jazz tune played by a "discreet" orchestra.