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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

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Thursday, November 7, 1968
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m T2 PBG Women's Club Mom-Daughter Fashion Show This Friday FEMININE LOOK-ALIKES Mrs. Philip Bowdre Jr. (right) and daughter, Karen, look simply fetching in these matching outfits. They will be part of the mother-daughter fashion show sponsored by the Palm Beach Gardens Woman's Club. T 1 ON PARADE - Mrs. James Mc-Cue (far right) and her daughter Susan will march down the fashion aisle on Friday in the First Fidelity Savings and Loan in Lake Park, at 7 p.m., as part of the Mother-Daughter fashion show. r F0 1 OMEN i I At V r -vi Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1968 Bl Accessories Show More Than Actual Dresses w By BERN ADINE MORRIS (C) New York Times Ntwn Service NEW YORK The accessories that designers show with their clothes can be more revealing than the clothes themselves. Last year It was fancy stockings, matched to shoes or dresses. Now that short skirts are no longer news, the designers who are showing their spring collections on Seventh Avenue have clad their models' legs in nude, sheer nylons, and their costumes with scarves, chains, gardenias and platform shoes. Platform shoes? Like those Carmen Miranda used to wear, with jewels. Gayle Kirk-patrlck Invoked them, along with snoods, pearls and shoulder length hairdos to wrap his essentially contemporary clothes in a mist of nostalgia. Like other designers who are reaching for a promotional handle at a time when there are no dramatic changes In clothes, Klrkpatrlck settled for the 1940's. Fortunately, the designers didn't go all the way. White collars on dark dresses, a fresh gardenia at the neckline, an occasional rope of pearls that was as far as they cared to go. Scarves and chains were far more prevalent. Searching for new places to twine a scarf, Chuck Howard concentrated on the wrist and upper arm. Oscar de La Renta wrapped long scarves around his mannequins' heads. More conspicuously, de La Renta has a fancy for long, unkempt wigs tied with tas-seled cords for evening and for thick leather and chain belts for daytime. The proper place to end a neckline, he maintains, Is at the waistline. Just so the plunge doesn't go unnoticed, he outlines it with beads or chains. He also favors pants for all occasions and has no objection to nudity such as a black sheer pants suit with plunging neckline and scarf wrapped around the hips. Donald Brooks presented Spanish dancer dresses, but mostly he concentrated on a tidy American look. The best of his styles were wrapped to the side and had contrasting borders. Whether they were coats, pants suits or dresses, they were cleancut In black with white bands, or the reverse. Brooks did well by gentle, pale colors in aqua or coral plaid coats paired with checked dresses. There were also, a number of soft wool dresses balanced between tailored and droopy. It's a type he does better than anyone else. Chester Weinberg Is carving his own niche In the top echelon of American Designers. His favorite accessory Is a handbag, hung on the shoulder by a chain. The handbag Is a fitting companion to Weinberg's sleeveless coats, pants suits and Jumpers for daytime. They're worn with a balloon-lng-sleeve blouse or dress, and the effect is both pretty and practical. He also strikes the right note for evening in narrow dresses that follow the line of the figure to the floor. They have either ballooning sleeves or faintly medieval ones with cuffs wide enough to reach the floor. The pants by Mollie Parnis were in luxurious prints or brocades, worn with a tunic that could serve as a dress. For more public evenings, Miss Parnis showed plenty of fanciful long dresses. Adele Simpson's pants were wide and flowing; a couple were covered with Iridescent paillettes, which did not diminish their formality. She made an exception with her perennial "weekend wardrobe" or related styles. This season, it consisted of pants, dress, skirt and coat, all of which can be worn together. Morty Sussman of Matty Talmack likes to blouse his pants, harem fashion, and he calls attention to the midriff by gathering it tautly, jeweling It or occasionally, leaving it bare. At Christian Dior-New York, Gaston Berthelot has shown pants suits for years, and gives them the same care as his skirted styles. Photos By Sheila Tryk Daughter fashion show are (left) Theresa Welcer, Tina Cavenas (on lap) and Mrs. George Cavenas. TOOTHSOME THREESOME Ready to shine at the Palm Beach Garden's Woman's Club Mother- The Smart Set Billy On Job For Jackie They Learn Right Touch In Cooking By PATRICIA McCORMACK NEW YORK (UPI) - At a special school, students learn to cook by ear and touch. The homemakers in the classes are blind. The dozens of insignificant kitchen actions done automatically by the sighted woman add up to a big obstacle course for the cook who must prepare her family's meals in darkness until, of course, she learns the ear and touch system. Social service workers find that overcoming the obvious difficulties in teaching the blind to cook are well worth the considerable effort involved. At the Brooklyn, N.Y., Bureau of Social Service, which conducts cooking and housekeeping courses for the blind, Leonard Becker put it this way: "When you teach a blind person to be self sufficient In the kitchen, you are doing much more than that. You are also developing her person ality, dignity and sense of self re spect. "She no longer feels like an object of pity; she is not exceptional only handicapped." Consider the problems of the blind in the kitchen next time you reach for a can of tomato soup on a shelf full of cans, measure a half cup of milk for a recipe, turn the oven to exactly 450 degrees or transfer cooked peas from a saucepan to serving dish. Those are just starters. Recently industry has recognized the problem and given an assist to social service workers and the blind cooking student. Timers and oven dials are marked with raised pinlike brads over the numbers In a simple one-to-five system that doesn't even require a knowledge of braille. Some manufacturers and local gas utility companies will exchange the oven dial on any blind person's range for a marked one at no cost. Others have special cooking classes for the blind. Joy Gilpin, a teacher at the BrooklynBureau, said she first teaches the student to regulate the gas flame with her hands before she puts any pots on the stove. "As one hand turns the knob, the other is over the flame. It Is possible in this way for a blind person to adjust the heat to a very low point and, at the same time, be sure that the gas is still burning." Vibrations on a handle tell if a pot is boiling; mitts are used to remove pans from the oven; tools and utensils are stored in specific places; knives are always behind sink faucets, not on countertops. An ice cream scoop measures portions and special two-sided pie and cake cutters and a meat slicer cut proper widths. A tossed salad? The blind find it's quickly done in a plastic bag. The blind cook also uses rear burners first to avoid leaning over the heat or escaping steam. She pours hot coffee or tea at the sink for safety. Linda Leonard, a teacher at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind in the Bronx, N.Y., gets special attention from her students. Blind since a childhood accident, she understands their problems in a special way. BySUZY JACKIE ONASSIS summoned Billy Baldwin, the brilliant interior designer, to Greece and he was out of Kennedy Airport and off to Skor-plos before you could say boo to a Billy. Who wouldn't be? Now Jackie and Billy have their heads together on the yacht Christina, and what do you suppose they're talking about? Well, let's see making the main house on Skor plos a Petit Trianon? Doing over Jackie's quarters on the yacht? Decorating Art's quarters In Jackie's Fifth Ave., apartment? As you can see, the possibilities are but endless, no? When Jackie lived In that big house on N St. in Georgetown (which she forsook to get some privacy In New York, hahaha) BUlybee did most of her decorating. He also decorated for Mrs. Paul (Bunny) Mellon, Jackie's best friend, who has perhaps the most exquisite taste of any American woman. And, of course, a bottomless pit of money to back It up. Jackie thinks of everything. As you know, she flew her New York butcher over to Skorplos to cut the meat during the wedding festivities. New York Is awash with beautiful Europeans. Prince George of Hanover Is in town with his wife, Princess Sophia, who Is Prince Philip's sister. Princess Irene Galltzine of Rome and the Baron Thierry van Zuylen of Paris are at the Pierre. (So Is Christina Onas-sls. Art's young daughter, who decided to stay here rather than move to the Regency after the Pierre provided larger quarters. Willowy Marella Agnelli, wife of Gianni Agnelli of the Flat fortune, Is here and so are handsome conductor Herbert von Karajan and his beautiful blonde wife, Ellette. At Trader Vic's the other night the gorgeous Graham Mattisons of Paris, New York and Portugal were dining with Mrs. Antenor (Beatrix) Patl-no, wife of the Bolivian tin king, and her pretty blonde daughter, Mlnouche Le Blan, who at one time was to marry Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia until she decided perhaps not. Also with them was the dashing Baron Alexis de Rede of Paris and the international set. His hotel particular private house In Paris, called the Palais Lambert, Is one of Vk. " I t', , . the most beautiful residences In the city, and is filled with perfect servants and other treasures. The National Horse Show opens tonight at Madison Square Garden, and though it Isn't the glittering social occasion it once was, If you peer sharply at the loges you will see August A. Busch, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Firestone, the Winston Guests and, In the ring, Kelso, the top money-winning horse of alltlme, performing in a jumping exhibition. Kelso belongs to Mrs. Richard C. du Pont, who will attend the opening night as a guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Butler. Charles Baskervllle, the eminent artist, entertained In his spacious studio apartment for Mr. and Mrs, Henry Ringllng North. Charlie, who Is absolutely adored by New York's finest (I mean the other finest, not the boys In blue), had such a distinguished group present. At how many cocktail parties do you see Mr. and Mrs. Win-throp Aldrtch, Mrs. Sheldon Whltehouse and Mrs. Paulding Posdlck, for Instance? To say nothing of Mr. and Mrs. George Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Delafleld and Mrs. Vincent Astor, as well as Anita, Princess Lobkowlcz, with her son and daughter-in-law, Prince and Princess Edward de Lobkowlcz? Then there were the beautiful young things like Annette and Sam Reed, Betty and Frecky Vreeland, Hilary and Jeffrey Byers and well you get the picture. Ellle Cernadas, gee Victor, a Jello-0 heiress, had coxy din-din In Palm Beach (or former Ambassador Stanton Gritfls and the Ronold Bal-coms (Lucille VanderbUt). It took place at the new Sua Soocl Hotel, where Ralph Strain holds court around his tinkling piano. The Bl corns, gilt-edge athletes, are In Palm Beach for the "little season" before taking off on winged feet to sU on the snow-capped mountains of the world. (If they're not snow-capped, the Bal corns arc in big trouble.) Tea Tomorrow For New Citizens A tea honoring new United States citizens will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Woman's Club, Flagler Drive. Co-hostesses for the event are the Reserve Officers Association Ladles (R.O.A.L.), Mrs. A. T. Langford, pfesldent, and the Woman's Club, Mrs. Gerald Rlccardl, president. Some 40 to 45 new citizens will have Just been naturalized, In public ceremonies at the County Court House with Judge Robert S. Hewitt presiding. Atorney Gavin Letts Is in charge of the program. All present at the ceremonies will be invited to attend the tea where the new citizens will be presented display flags from R.O.A.L. along with a booklet from the Marines, "How To Display And Respect the Flag." A red tablecloth and white military napkins will be used along with a centerpiece of red-whlte-and-blue. Flags will be on display. "This is the first time that such an occasion has been planned," states Mrs. Langford. "If it Is successful we may plan to make It an annual event. There are two citizenship classes a year." BUSY BAKERS After the class of new citizens are naturalized in ceremonies on Friday, they will be given flags to display and cookies to munch like these being baked by Mrs. B. T. Kennedy (left), Mrs. Mary L. Alvarez, and Mrs. A. T. Langford (kneeling) for the R.O.A.L. tea.

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