The UN tour guides this week received new uniforms designed by Thibaut Bouet of Christian Dior. The internationally known fashion house donated the uniform design at the request of the French Government. The new outfit consists of a navy blue sash-belted blazer and matching straight skirt, worn with a white oxford cloth shirt, which is striped in pastel blue and grey and has a small round collar and matching string tie. The suit, in a fine, lightweight wool gabardine, is designed for year-round wear. A pale grey V-necked sweater vest is added to the ensemble during the winter months. Yasushi Akashi, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, indicated that the design had required a great deal of versatility so as to suit an international staff. United Nations guides in their new uniform posing with the Secretary-General. From the left are Paul Poudade, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of France to the UN, Yelena Matkovskaya (USSR), Eliza Burnham (USA), Khadija Musa (Kenya), Secretary-General Javier Prerez de Cuellar, Sophie Kuesell (Peru), Patricia Kim (Republic of Korea), Taina Alexander (Finland), Thibaut Bouet, and Yasushi Akashi.