California Designer Don Loper
all eyes on me
Currently starring on Broadway in Camelot, this poetic Irishman born in Limerick, wears his own design of rich velvet edged in black braid worn over a floral-printed chiffon turtleneck.
Flared-cuff floral-print jacket
polyester jumpsuit - low-slung belt
"Bonnie and Clyde" flavoured polyester suit
Illustrations: Fred-Eric Spione
DIVAS AND DANDIES
THE NEW HOST SUIT - PAUL RESSLER
The woman - Joanna Simon
SILK MOCK-TURTLE TUNIC SHIRT
The Woman - Anna Moffo
THE EVENING JUMPSUIT FOR THE CONTEMPORARY HOST
French-cut velvet in brown, blue, gold and red
PAUL McCARTNEY - JANE ASHER
Moire lapelled double-breasted tux - satin tie and stickpin
Long six-button double-breasted jacket
tobacco worsted plaided with gold
Illustration: Harlan Krakovitz
Mike Roth of Kuppenheimer's marine motif, chartreuse-on-beige tussah silk jacket
POLITICAL FASHION STATEMENT
THE NEHRU JACKET
Started by Feruch of Paris, the 'Nehru' is marketed in the west. Popularized by the Beatles and the Monkees, the jacket features a trim stand-up collar and long lean fitted line borrowed from the Indian sherwani or achkan - a coat-like jacket popularized by India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
ANTIQUED BRASS TOE-PLATES
Don Lopez Collection
"There haven't been any gentlemen's clothes in the market for years."
A former dancer - Ginger Rogers partner in Lady in the Dark, Don Loper turned to design in 1946 opening a salon in Beverly Hills from where he created screen and personal wardrobes for a galaxy of Hollywood stars. He also had a hand in designing homes, hotel interiors, fabrics, children's clothing and jewelry. His name has appeared on neckties and cologne and, 1968 saw the launch of his new 'total collection.'
David Gottlieb for Gino Paoli
slacks - Dunlee
John Hampton walking suit - Leon of Paris
Paul Wattenberg design
California designer Stuart Nelson
Stitch-trimmed Nehru-collared jacket and pants with patch-pocket features