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Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards 1986 Television – 1986 Popular Factual

Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards 1986

Television – 1986 Popular Factual

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The Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards were the big fashion event of the year from the mid 60s to the 90s. The Wellington show was organised by model agent Maysie Bestall-Cohen from 1982, and from 1984 TVNZ broadcast the 'B&H' live from the Michael Fowler Centre. Bestall-Cohen and Bob Parker host this 1986 GOFTA award-winner. Former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes is a guest presenter, and the line-up of models includes a teenage Rachel Hunter and future TV presenter Hilary Timmins. Padded shoulders, geometric prints and garish colours date stamp the era.  

 

History is being made.
– Host Bob Parker announcing that Konstantina Moutos has become the first designer ever to win the Supreme Award two years in a row