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Society-Home
..PARIS REPORT
Spring 1962—Chiffon
By ANDREA
Contributing Writer
PARlS.—“Parler chiffons”
(literally, to talk rags) is for
the moment the main pas
time of the Parisienne when
discussing the new spring
collections.
The password is "Mousse
line” (in English, chiffon!).
Not all the great designers
have the same line and each
one brings his own inven
tions, but every single one
shows a series of floating
chiffon dresses for summer
evenings and most of them in
daring colors: Yellow, orange,
flaming red, pink in all
shades and in flowered and
Persian prints.
Two trends must be noted:
The Oriental influence in
spired by Liz Taylor and
some real Oriental beauties,
who have charmed the cou
turiers and the romantic
style of "Marienbad,” a much
discussed movie, where the
heroine appears in floating
white gowns.
What are the character
istics of the new line? A
slim, marked waist, often ob
tained with a feather light
corset—but this waistline is
not always at the same
height Desses and Cardin
have it higher up; Heim,
Laroche, Lanvin - Castillo,
Ricci and Capucci keep it in
the natural place and only
Dior puts it down just over
the hips, thus obtaining a
very elegant long waist.
The skirts are a little
longer, generally about an
inch, and cover the knee (it’s
just the length American
women, who never really
adopted the short-short skirt,
are wearing now). And the
■blouse gets its attention
again, in chiffon(i), silk,
crepe or twill. It is often bias
cut, and features new neck
lines, fluffy bows, neckties
and something different in
the back.
Royal Showing
The first shown collection
was a royal one: Shown by
the Greek couturier, Jean
Desses, in the presence of
Queen Frederika of Greece
and her two daughters (Prin
cess Sophia came to select
her trousseau). Desses is
celebrating the 25th birthday
of his house and his new sil
houette is the one for a lady
who should not look more
than 25! He launches the
navy collar in all sizes. His
pleated chiffon dresses are
gay and young and often
have an airy coat. Pierre
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Princess Sophia
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Queen Frederika
Cardin has invented the
“cachecorps”: His lines are
so indiscreet, that his dresses
have to be hidden under long
shawls, large jackets or little
coats. His daring chiffon
dresses show the whole back,
down to the waist. He has
many original ideas like em
broidered flowers, smocking
around the neckline, and
amusing hemlines and nearly
no buttons.
The Thirties
Christian Dior is the one
who really revives the thir
ties with his models, remind
ing one of Molyneux and
Lelong and he is the one
whose dresses don’t follow
the general trend. His skirts
are very short, just at the
knee, his blouses (with frills
and neckties) are long, his
belts lie over the hips, his new
skirt looks like a matchbox
and has four pleats like men’s
flannel pants.
For the evening Dior adds
new fabrics to the classic
ones, printed tulle, tulle with
sequins and in extraordinary
colors. For the day his colors
are white and grey; for the
evening Bengal pink and acid
green. (Very few others show
green this Season). <
Guy Laroche has succeeded
in showing his full collec
tion (minus 20 dresses) in
spite of the fact that he is
busy playing his own part in
Anatole Litvak’s picture, ‘‘The
Third Dimension.” This takes
place in the studios of the
couturier. (United States Am
bassador and Mrs. Gavin
have recently assisted in the
shooting of a scene of the
Place de la Concorde with
Sophia Loren, Tony Perkins
and Gig Young.)
Laroche shows pretty suits,
more or less white with a
fuller skirt and sleeveless
twill, shantung or crepe
blouses (bias cut) matching
the suitlining. His colors are
Ambassador Gavin
■k
Mrs. Gavin
orange, golden yellow, pink,
navy blue and quite a lot of
black evening dresses with
the boat neckline and the
V in the back. He shows
chiffon dresses and chiffon
coats.
Jacques Heim shows a very
young collection in yellow,
orange, salmon and purple.
Chanel, with an inch more
at her straight skirts, has
new suits, trimmed with the
fabric of the blouse. The
skirts, open in front and in
the back, are lined with the
same fabric too. Blouses are
often buttoned to the skirt.
She shows very romantic eve
ning dresses in chiffon and
lace.
New Customer
Brigitte Bardot has for the
first time ordered one; a
black floor long chiffon dress
to wear over a short silk
sheath ... There are feather
light “divine” dresses with
new necklines and bright
colors by Lanvin-Castillo
in the Oriental influence and
by Jacques Griffe.
“BrutaJ Red” suits and
rich embroideries by Bal
main, with daring necklines
for the evening; and boyish
shantung suits for the day
by Nina Ricci. Among the
“silk blouses” from the young
generation of new couturiers,
only two can mark a point
with their first collection
and those have already
proved their talents: Robert
Capusri has won Paris with
his beautiful colors and pro
portions, his bolero suits and
his black crepe and shan
tung dresses and Yves Ma
thieh Saint Ladrena, the
last in the line, had sold his
whole collection in advance
to American buyers. It is
strangely somber, 95 per cent
in black and white with
many new ideas. His first
independent step into the
world of fashion seems a
success . . .
Musical
To Spice
Dance
The eighth annual Mid
season Dinner Dance for the
benefit of the Multiple Sclero
sis of Greater Washington
will take place Friday, March
9 in the Terrace Room of the
Shoreham Hotel.
An original musical, "How
to Succeed in Washington
By Really Trying,” will be
the feature attraction, with
songs by Mrs. Samuel J.
(“Scotty”) Lanahan and di
rection by Mrs. Richard Bar
rett.
All proceeds wiT go to fur
ther the program of research
carried on by the M.S-A.
The chairman the event is
Mrs. Arthur W. Gardner and
the members of her commit
tee are:
Mrs. Norman S. Paul, sec
retary; Mrs. Alan Wohlstet
ter, treasurer; Mrs. William
P. Arnold, tables; Mrs. Ste
phen Halsey, program; Mrs.
Chisholm Lindsey, decora
tions; Mrs. Edward Morgan,
prizes; Mrs. Samuel Eaton,
invitations; Mrs. Neil Ca
rothers, patrons; Mrs. Mary
Weaver, arrangements; Mrs.
F. Moran McConlhe and Mrs.
Bruce Sundlun, chances; Mrs.
Anthony Haas and Mrs.
James McS. Wimsatt, pub
licity, and Mrs. Lanahan, en
tertainment.
Breakfast
Party Honors
Mr. Carrico
A group of local riders en
tertained Mr. Charles Carrico
of Potomac, Md„ this morn
ing at a breakfast given at
Normandy Farms.
Mr. Carrico, a horse trainer
and rider, recently celebrated
his 80th birthday. Charlie, as
he is affectionately known,
still breaks colts and fox
hunts with zest. Over the
years he has also taught the
children of many prominent
Washington families how to
ride.
Mrs. Carrico was among
the guests at the party for
her husband.
Mr. Aron
To Speak
The Washington chapter
of the Alliance Francaise
will meet at 5 p.m. Friday
at the Powell Auditorium. Mr.
Robert Aron of Paris, France,
will speak on “Les Methodes
Polltiques du General de
Gaulle.” Tea will be served at
4:30 p.m.
Miss Craig
Marries
Mr. Lynch
Col. Malin Craig, jr„ USA
(retired), and Mrs, Craig of
Chevy Chase announce the
marriage of their daughter
Helen Mar to Mr. John Ed
ward Lynch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Murphy Lynch of
Irvington-on-Hudson, N. Y.
The wedding took place
yesterday in the Roman
Catholic Church of the
Shrine of the Most Blessed
Sacrament.
The bride is an alumna of
Stone Ridge Country Day
School of the Sacred Heart
and Newton College of the
Sacred Heart. She made her
debut in 1955.
Mr. Lynch, an alumnus of
Archbishop Stepinac High
School, holds a bachelor of
science degree from Fordham
College. He attends the
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poised on a rose-leaf bordered lake of mirrors.
The China, Thistledown by Royal Doulton; the crystal.
Silver-banded by Dorothy Thorpe; the silver, Star by Reed & Barton;
the lace mats and linen napkins imported from Ireland. Seventh Floor
Julius Garfinckel & Co.
Store Hour, daily: 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
7 Corner! open tomorrow until 9:30 p.m.
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Valentine
Party Set
The women of All Souls
Episcopal Church will hold a
Valentine luncheon and
bridge party at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday at the parish house
on Cathedral avenue.
Mrs. Richmond B. Keech
is the president of the organi
zation. Chairman of the
party is Mrs. Edward A. St.
John.
Tables can be arranged for
four or 10 people. Entertain
ment chairman is Mrs. ■
George L. Hart, jr.
Georgetown University
School of Law and is as
sociated with the patent de
partment of Union Carbide
Corp.
After a wedding trip to
Hot Springs, Va., the couple
will live in Chevy Chase.
Valentine
Miss Scrivener,
Mr. Gaston Wed
Announcement is made of
the marriage of Miss Diane
Elizabeth Scrivener, daugh
ter of Mrs. John Case Henry
and Mr. Samuel Scrivener,
jr., to Mr. Robert Trommel
Gaston, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert B. Gaston. The wed
ding took place yesterday at
St. Alban’s Church. A re
ception followed at the
Washington Cub.
The bride was graduated
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from Holton Arms School,
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wm graduated from the Uni
versity of North Carolina In
1961. She has been itudying
for her Master’s degree at
George Washington Univer
sity. She made her debut here
in 1957.
Mr. Gaston, a graduate of
the Landon School, is now
attending the College of Wil
liam and Mary at Williams
burg, Va.
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