Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 51
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 51

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 51
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DESIGNERS 'SHAPE UP' FOR FALL Fashion \Vorld Series' Opens in New York City Many cutaway jackets appear in new fall collections. LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., SUNDAY, JULY 9, mi SECTION W By MARY ELLIS I, PT FasHon Editor Whither the hemline? the waistline? the sleeve? Which will score the biggest hit with Miss and Mrs. America-a curvy fall or throwbacks to the ricky-ticky twenties? These are the questions that loom as 250 fashion reporters from all parts of the United States, Canada and a few foreign countries get set for week-long showings of fall-winter collections by the nation's big league designers. IN THE LINE-UP will be styles by such all-time greats as Oleg Cassini, Ben Zuckerman, Ceil Chapman, Pauline Trigere, Ben Reig. Luis Estevez, Herbert Sondheim, I.arry Aldrich and others. Granted, only one woman in a thousand can afford to buy from the 31 fall collections which the New York Couture Group will introduce during Fashion Press Week, which begins today. But the new style ideas created by these American h a u t e couture designers set the trends. They influence what nearly every woman will wear tomorrow, how much she must pay and the kind of figure she will cut in her clothes. THE PEEK PREVIEW of styles shown on this page indicates t h a t fall fashion news is both bad and good for the 999 out of 1,000 women who usually pay less t h a n $25 for a dress. The bad? From w h a t we've seen on the sidelines so far, new styles will be d i f f i c u l t , to copy either by the most adept homemaker plagerists --OR by budget-priced fashion houses. The good? The new flared fashion silhouette, in any adaptation, Is far more f l a t t e r i n g to the less-than-pcrfect figure than clothes hive been in past seasons. A HOME SEAMSTRESS was in great luck with the old sack dress fad thai required no more than shoulder seams and a belt. And her budget was in good shape t h i s spring and summer with fashionable, but easy-to-make sleeveless, collarless sheaths. But for fall, it's a d i f f e r e n t story. As the week unfolds, the l.P-T will bring you the latest news from New York's semi-annual "world series" of fashion. Follow the women's pages for what "looks" will score next season In the never-ending, always-exciting game of fashion. LOW-PLACED holster hell (above) is indicative of fall-winter Junior Sophisticates collection designed by Anne Klein. Shift sheath, an i m p o r t a n t look for next season, is of chamois colored wool with shirt sleeves. SHIMMERING PLEATS, important trend for fall, score hit in theatre costume designed by Wilson Folmar for Edward Abbott collection. Of brown, gold and silver silk brocade, dress has low-seamed bodice. EVENING DRESS of olive green chiffon from Rosalie Macrini's fall-winter collection. - Gently Moused top and sheath skirt are beaded with pink, green and gold. Pink satin sash ends in sweeping panels in back, PLAID IS FASHION news for both daytime and evening. Easily-shaped in beige and brown - wool plaid, suit from Paul Fames' collection has curved jacket, is scarfed with two-toned chiffon ascot

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