Monday, April 13, 2015


the lean coat

Mohair, plaided in purple and smoke gray, stand-up collar and close, slender sleeves. La Vigna.

Robin's-egg blue double-face wool double-breasted narrow topcoat. Originala.

Cardin for Zelinka Matlick                      Stanley Nelson

Navy blue wool overcoat, cut straight and narrow by Jack Sarnoff.

Currently, The Lean Coat
Photography: Saul Leiter

Long black crepe, narrow, screened with tiers of fringe at the low back decolletage and at the hem. By Jerry Silverman.

Rosy red wool crepe, sheer as chiffon, marking the midriff and capped with the smallest of sleeves. By Helga.

Cowl-throated white crepe slightly bloused, beautifully unembelished by Dorothy O'Hara. 

Broad belt embroidered in gold, beautiful boundary for the bolero-like top and drape-tucked skirt in green matelasse crepe by Lee Claire.

Black-Tie Crepes
Photography: Martin Munkacsi

Galanos, a new winged silhouette in soot black heavy brocade, gathered sleeves jut out like wings from the straight, slashed bateau neckline. Accentuating the widened shoulder, a long, smooth narrowness of tunic, ending just below the hip. Black tulle dome hat by Galanos.

A blaze of deep blue sequined embroidery on a net bodice of a short blue satin evening dress by Paul Parnes.

Drop rhinestones adorn the chiffon top of a long white satin evening dress by Mr. Blackwell.

Jewelled bolero made of velvet encrusted with golden bugle beads and pearls over a great-skirted faille dress the colour of parchment. Curved velvet jewelled waistband matches the bolero. By Branell.

A jewelled sweater of golden net embroidered with crystal beads under the smooth small jacket of a candlelight-colored evening suit by Harvey Berin.

Joseph Mazer twig pin crests a Monti coiffure. On the forehead, a rhinestone earring tikka by Trifari. The ballgown, by Scassi. Lotus blossom pin on the Viola Weinberger glove, by Vendome. A cluster of pineapple-shaped brooches by Trifari adorns the bodice. At the wrist, a rondelle necklace and flower clip.

Jewels at the Top
Photography: Hiro Wakabayashi

The Great Shapes
Harper's Bazaar October 1962
Saul Leiter
Martin Munkacsi
Hiro Wakabayashi

... eyes on the sixties at devodotcom

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