The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1960 · Page 13
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The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 13

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 14, 1960
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IASY LINES of this gold and black Chinese chinoiserie printed silk linen dress qnd jacket are confined by wrapped and tied string sash. Costume was designed by Donald Brooks for Townley. ' Fashion Czars Flirting With Lowered Waistline By LENORE BRL'NDIGE NEW YORK, Jan. 14 Designers are timidly going ' about changing the placement of women's waistlines. It is evident in nearly all showings, but not too much is said about this shift. Since the female revolt to the chemise, there is a slim likelihood any drastic change is going to be positively introduced for a while. A lowered look at the waist is featured, but commentators are quick to point out that the dress, or suit, or coat actually does fit at the right spot, that it is only the way the belt is put on, or the manner in which a skirt is set onto the top, that makes it look that way. Larry Aldrich is one of the few who came out point blank and said he was featuring longer waists (at about hip level or below) on some dresses. He showed them with loose tops, reminiscent of the way clothes looked about 1928. But even he hasn't pitched the fitted, at-the-waistline fashions overboard completely. The majority are Indented where nature intended. Eleanor Lambert, press director of the New York couture group, wasn't timid when she said", "There is no doubt at all that the waist is going down." Those who like to be one Jump ahead of the popular trend can act accordingly. Clothes made with normal waistlines are shown. Both are in style. t'"- '' i ( t . A i c. . t J l ' . tin . ' - ' ' - ' 'i - - - - i-J 4 ' 1 COLOR CONTRAST and texture contrast is used in this dress from Larry Aldrich's collection designed by Marie McCarthy., Large bow accents snugly wrapped waist between brown silk taffeta skirt and bodice of ivory silk chiffon oppliqued with brown taffeta flowers. Anne Fogarty, who made the shirtwaister dress with its full, full skirt puffed out by layers of petticoats a popular "look" in the United .States, has introduced her casual, sports type designs in the European market According to the commentator at her showing today, European women want clothes with an 'American look" as much, or more, than women here like French inspired fashions. Some of the news-making things in the Fogarty collection are: Weskit dresses, which are slim sheaths with little vests that are fully lined in silk, and come off to change the appearance of the dress. Wool, fitted coats buttoned in brass, combined with dresses in "shock" combinations flame red coat, with yellow and white polka dotted dress, for example. Styles are created and tailored to the needs of 500 specific cities throughout the United States Pittsburgh included. No specific s details are to be released for another month. Ilarry Frechtel says of his collection, "No predominating silhouettes." He continues to show loose, hipbone jackets on suits that curve In slightly hi front, hang free at the back. Suit jackets range from a 23-inch length (the longest) to the short style, that is about 19 Ya inches long. New are stand-away necklines designed to show off the masses of beads currently being worn. Green, in a mint or ava-cado shade, is used alone or shown in plaids mixed with white. Glen plaids are important here (as they are in many styles of other designers), and Frechtel plays up their importance by using them in combinations of a bias cut with a straight placement. The bias cut skirt, or the loose topped dress cut on the bias, is a favored device all through the New York designs. It is used to make slender dresses for daytime, as well as slim evening gowns. Nettie Rosens teln (In her spring collection designed by her sister, Eva Rosencrans), features the drape-cut bias in skirts, and a similar diagonal use of material to make a loose "butterfly bodice" on dresses. In this showing, the "spoon" skirt is introduced, which is an oval shaped, bubble outline that is gathered in unpressed pleats at the top, but tapers narrowly at the hem. The lowered waist gets a nod in coats with low half belts at the back, but is not played up on dresses. For evening, she shows floor length chiffon skirts, very full, topped by bodices completely beaded like a caviar beaded handbag. The two-tone color look is accentedthe top of one color, and from the waist down another color, with gloves, handbag and shoes all matching the skirt of a dress. The light, airy and bubbly trend throughout spring fashions is carried out in costume jewelry also. At a showing of Napier costume jewelry, necklaces looked bulky, but were exceedingly light in weight. It's new to wear a whole armful of bracelets in various designs a flexible leaf bracelet, three chains, or another composed of lines and braided chain. Shoes for spring and summer have many interesting heels the barrel shaped stacked leather heel, the narrow kind that curve gracefully, and those that are fairly low, but carved In sharply to have a squashed down, spool effect. (Advertisement) Surgical Birth Control? Dr. Alan F. Guttmachcr, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital, reveals the scientific facts about birth control operations for both men and women. Read the first authoritative treatise ever published on this timely subject in February TRUE STORY. Get your copy today wherever magazines are sold. TRUE STORY gives you better reading, better understanding. It's truly called the "Women's Guide to Better Living.'! COLLARED CASHMERE cardigan is blue to match short-sleeved .rayon one-piece dress. It's a Vera Stewart Original by Zoltan Rosenberg, 1 i Ifv rKK P i infc5S? Mi& V 'rtSf -3?- Mr Is fOTifW ' s - ; h Zr 'Whiiii...., i by ,,. (I. tig -t jiri DORSH the name I An 'THISTLE' SUIT of amber-toned lacey French tweed collection. Jacket is shaped in front only. "Thistle" and wool. Hat was designed by Lilly Dache. rtZidMeMETL. .... . Dorsh takes the best peppers and cabbages, stuffs them with perfectly seasoned, good ground beef and fluffy white rice . . . puts them in cans, and now they're at your grocer si that means grandma's kitchen... in a can! From the cabbage patch and the pepper patch where you can now btjy z these two delicious : products and save money - on this valuable premium. f STANDARD 7 PINKING SHEARS T" lomii UAinr Tn tois iiict till- Nickel plated. Well balanced. Real time savers. I TO GFT YOUn SHEARS: MhO and onmploa hM from wy DORSH product to: PREMIUM DEPT, Bos 8R81, Kanwu City 15, Mo. Pteam print plainly. Enclosed it $ Doreh Label foe NAMR cm. STATE., (O0v void vfanra is from Harry Frechtel's buttons are made of silk -foe finkinf Sbaao, mUk I ' it pfofaft4ted, lacd of nitrktat fay Ii I

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