- Title: FRANCE: CLAUDE MONTANA AND FRANCESCO SMALTO UNVEIL LATEST MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS
- Date: 27th January 1996
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 27-28, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) (JANUARY 28, 1996) 1. GV START OF SMALTO SHOW/ ZOOM MODELS WEARING LOG FUR-LINED COATS OVER GREY AND NAVY PINSTRIPED WOOL SUITS (5 SHOTS) 0.35 2. SLV/VARIOUS MODELS WEARING LONG COATS AND SUITS IN A VARIETY OF FABRICS AND COLOURS, INCLUDING VELVET AND WOOL IN WHITE, TANGERINE, LEMON AND RUBY (9 SHOTS) 1.38 3. SV END OF THE SMALTO SHOW, MODELS AND DESIGNER FRANCESCO SMALTO ON CATWALK, APPLAUSE FROM AUDIENCE 1.48 (JANUARY 27, 1996) 4. SV MODELS LINED UP AT THE START OF MONTANA'S SHOW/ CU OF MODELS WEARING AUTUMN AND WINTER CLOTHES, OLIVE GREEN COATS, WITH GREY WOOLLEN JERSEYS AND CARDIGANS (4 SHOTS) 2.03 5. GV/SV CLOTHES HUNG ON BOARD WITH MODELS SHOWING FACES THROUGH THE BOARD/CU MODEL WEARING SHORT GREEN PLASTIC JACKET (5 SHOTS) 2.22 6. GV/SV MODELS WAAERING BLACK SUITS FORMING A SEMI-CIRCLE INSIDE HALL/ MODEL ALL IN BLACK (2 SHOTS) 2.45 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 11th February 1996 12:00
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
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- Story Text: A indication of what every well-dressed man will be wearing this autumn and winter was provided in Paris on Sunday (January 28) with menswear collections from Claude Montana and Francesco Smalto.
Smalto unveiled his latest designs in front of debonair customers at the Louvre museum's purpose-built underground theatre.
There was the conventional and the garish -- the latter in the form of virulent satin waistcoats.
Smalto plumped for coats to match suits and coats with fur lining. Cumberbunds featured in the show, too, paired with splashy polka dot shirts.
On the more casual side, Smalto's clients were treated to sweaters emblazoned with golden sun motifs and Scottish plaids with velvet trim.
French designer Claude Montana went for something completely different. His shows at the Arab World Institute was presented in tableaux vivants, with models motionless, like characters in a painting.
The clothes were sometimes tacked to the decor, with models' faces peeping through a hole cut out above the neck.
Montana, credited for creating the 1980s power look for women, showed black dinner suits worn with satiny vests and heavy chains around the neck.
His razor-sharp tailoring was applied to sleek black suits and casual wear was stitched in hi-tech synthetics and army fatigues.
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