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Thursday, November 20, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

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skirt-both accentuating a tiny
waist. 'Phus is seen in two long
sleeved variations: Belle Epoque
taffeta gives rise to a long black
dress ws ith a throat framed in
black feathers. Peeking out from
underneath is a ruffled taffeta
underskirt in a bright fuschia, a
dramatic contrast to the black.
Again a wealth of taffeta puts
together a delicious evening dress
in brown, same cut. A glittery
brown and silver lace top at-
taches to l e n g t h s of bustling
brown taffeta with brown folds
at the back.
Jumpsuits are making the
after sundown scene, being in-
fluenced mainly by the age old
practice of polygamy and the
Arabian nights. Ali Baba never
imagined such glitter in gleam-
ing silks, beaded sequined vests,
and bright, flashy metallics. A
sparkling brocade patterned in
silver threads gives a fantastic
shirt and pants effect. The shirt
with wide, pointed collar, full
shirt sleeves and sashed over
pants that widen all the way
down to the ankles, resembles
customary harem attire. A rich
topping to a see-through jump-
suit is a long sleeved velvet tunic

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trimmed in gold braid, worn with
a paisley silk muffler.
Pants are definitely empha-
sized in formal attire. Not only
is this year's evening fashion
flattering and elegant but ex-
tremely economical, especially
concerning the two piece jump-
suit. Mrs. Davenport, manager
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from the Collin's Shop feels two
piece jumpsuits are definitely
practical since you can get so
much use out of them. The top
doubles as a dress when worn
without the pants.
As the result of my dubious
observations I would say that
this year's evening fashions are
daring you to discard the con-
ventional and live up to that
title Eve gave you. Not that
you have to be so enthused to
try and find yourself a snake-
tempting Adam' counterpart
will do.

ommentary
SPRING SPRINGS MAXIS

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By LEONORA DODSWORTH
AP Fashion Writer
FLORENCE, Italy (,)-
Sunburn should no longer be a
problem next summer if Italian
knitwear specialists have their
way.
As spring and summer ready-
to-wear shows continued here
today, jersey houseu featured
summer clothes that went in
for maximum coverage rather
than over-exposure. Bare skin
was the exception rather than
the rule.
Hemlines plummeted down to
the calves or even the ankles.
Long sleeves and high turtle
necks provided more of the
well-wrapped look.Even bare
midriffs were banished.
The Italian knitters are now
pushing the summer maxi just
as hard as they once pushed the
And oddly enough, the maxi
has the greatest chance of catch-
Indian Scarf
From Paris comes the word
that the Indian scarf worn ev-
erywhere last spring, often wrap-
ped around the neck and left to
trail down the back has returned.
Now the latest way to wear it is
to knot it low in the front. Worn
with the tightest sweaters in the
world the scarf is used by Pari-
sians as belts to hold those long
vests and sweaters down snug
over the hips.

ing on among the very young.
Maxis are fine when they
have dash and panache. Quite
frankly, some of those offered
today were drab and governess-
ly. Others were costumes re-
called fronm 40 years and more
ago.
Mirsa's cossack blouses, belt-
ed over calf-length skirts, were
one of the most successful at-
tempts. Her long-knitted coats
with wide leather belts w e r e
also good-looking. She got her
proportions right with knee-
length jackets teamed w i t h
above-the-ankle skirts.
Avagolf had a group of
handsome cruise clothes c o m-
prising floor-length "captain's"
coats in navy wool with rope
outlining collars and pockets.
With these, the models wore
peaked naval caps and big
squ.-r, no. 2 lsseu with r o p e
drames.
The start of the shows here
Monday revealed that Italy's
top designers were keeping to
the tried and true.
THE "A LA MODE" STAFF
James Flynn - Page Director
Deborah Boros - Staff Writer
Barb Weber - Staff Writer
and Artist
The Fashion Photographer is
Richard Lee
Studio courtes' of U of Al
Photo Ser'Vices

the
finest
in
campus
fashion

Formally Speaking

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Want to feel all woman for
a change? Formal evening wear
has finally broken away from
the traditional "hig school
prom" look. The female is no
longer restricted to the Shirley
Temple dress tIte that professes
to cater to the so-called "femi-
nine" population. Sugar and
spice should be back in grade
school vhere it belongs not on
the college campus. Yot've
come a long way, baby"----you've
grown up and now the time has
come for you to emerge from
behind that false masquerade of
pseudo-feminity and show them
what that innocent wide-eved
little tiger is really like! All the
passion, gaeity, charm, fickle-
ness, and grace of being female-
is not to be stifled anymore. for-
inal wear is far from being for-
mal rather a betwitching tool for
your nocturnal life.
Great and glorious is the eve-
ing look: long sleeves, sweep-
ing skirts, rich colors and fab-
rics, bands of flounces, fringe,

feathers, metallics, sequined and
beaded vests, and naughty neck-
lines. All put together in the
most avant garde combinations
possible, meant only for the dar-
ing adventurous yote that's been
in deep dark seclusion.
Velvets and chiffons are 'T IL
fabrics of the season. Velvets
are deep, plush and Iuxurious.
Chiffon is breezy, carefree, and
one of the most versatile fabrics.
It can be worn all year round and
take any shape it pleases-let it
bounce in accordion pleats or
float while you walk. Necklines
are super-brave, plunging lower
than any other year - a great
transition from grannie's high
collar. Usually accompanying the
low necklines are the clinging
crepes and silks that give a light,
airy effect as vou move. A really
new innovation for evening is
the wet look, a mixture of rayon
and acetate giving a shiny vinyl
appearance.
The most frequent dress style
is the fitted bodice and the fill

Sterling or gold filled with finishes that are
textured or bright in all the popular shapes
and engraved* with your initials, of course.
/rom 3.75 to 8.00
"enriravinq at no extra Charge
but please allow us 48 hours to do the job well
arcade jewelry shop
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Open 'til 5:30 daily

Do You Have a Fashion Question?
Do You Have a Gripe about Flashiorn...
or These Pages?
Whe/her yo' work summers with Mary Quan/
or are a member of Women's Liberation or are
just concerned with fashion, at any level, please
u 'rite and tell us. We will print and/or respond
to any reasonable letter, space yermnittin.
Write: JAMES FLYNN
c/o The Daily

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Miss J makes an impact impression in great grape;
and lilacs by Collegetown. . .in a super group of
flippy skirts, ribby knits and lowdown vests
A. Rib-knit wool vest, 36-40 sizes. 12.00
Crepe shirt, Dacron*/cotton. 5-13 sizes. 8.00
Argyle skifft, acrylic. 5-13 sizes.14.00
B Mini-rib wool tunic. S-M-L. 10.00
Rib-knit wool pant. S-M-L.18.00
C. Argyle acrylic vest. 5-13 sizes.18.00

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