Clothes and fashions of the 56 ethnic groups in China will be exhibited in Paris, France, in October this year as an important component of China-France Culture Year.
Sources with the Chinese Ministry of Culture (MOC) said here Friday the exhibition would be chiefly sponsored by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of China.
To ensure the success of the event, the organizing committee has invited world renowned designers as consultants, and garment trade unions in France as partners.
The MOC said characteristics of Chinese ethnic groups would be displayed on the world stage.
(Xinhua News Agency May 17, 2003)