Movies Shape U.S. Fashions
By CHARLOTTE CURTIS
New York Times Fashion Writer
The movies, which used to be
one of the strongest forces in fash-
ion, are having their say again
about how American women
Although they do not have the
power they exerted in the heyday
of such stars as Clara Bow, Mar-
lene Dietrich and Greta Garbo,
both European and American,
films are influencing designers and
helping to establish "new looks."
the most obvious example of
this revived influence is what hap-
pened recently to two movie hair-
dos-the sleek, asymmetrical coif-
fure created for Delphine Seyrig
in "Last Year at Marienbad" and
the long black bob complete with
bangs that Elizabeth Taylor wears
The Marienbad hairdo is a de-
cidedly different coiffure and is
new in the sense that it was
smooth and close to the head in
a year when bouffant hair styles
were still important. It is not the
first time this type of hairstyle
has been worn.
The Cleopatra look, by contrast,
is as old and glamorous as that
lady who boated upon the Nile.
It is exotic.
However, both of these films
will be remembered in fashion
for much more than their hairdos.
The Marienbad clothes were de-
Popular Jackets Show
Plaid, Poplin Styles
By THOMAS DRAPER
The light tan or green poplin
jacket will have to compete in pop-
ularity this fall with the plaid pull-
over and the ski-look.
Contrary to Michigan conserva-
tism in clothes, bright plaid pull-
overs are beginning to catch on.
They come to a wide angle point
in both front and back with a six
inch zipper at the neck. Stocked in
bright reds, blues, oranges and
,browns, all have a wide plaid pat-
The ski-look has been gaining
popularity in recent years and
should be well represented on cam-
Since college fashions change
slowly, the freshman has an oppor-
tunity to begin working on his
wardrobe, confident the clothes
he buys today will be wearable
There are certain items which
are essential on every well dressed
college man's checklist. In the
suit collection there should be a
dark blue, a medium-grey flannel
and a herringbone patterned in
tweed or shetland.
Jackets should include a navy
blazer with brass buttons and a
checked, plaid or striped shetland
or tweed jacket.
A complete pants collection in-
cludes a pair of charcoal grey
flannel, medium - grey flannel,
dark olive and chino.
A natural poplin raincoat and
dark, dressy wool topcoat or over-
coat suitable for formal wear are
essential for college life. Also
needed is a stadium coat of shear-
ling, duffel or corduroy.
Shirts must include standard,
white button-downs in oxford
cloth as well as blue, yellow, olive
and striped. Tab collared shirts
in white or striped broadcloth
should also be a part of the ward-
robe. Solid or plaid shirts, sweat
shirts and white pleated evening
shirts complete this phase of the
Color and pattern of these
clothes may vary somewhat ac-
cording to particular individual
tastes, but this general outline
should be followed if the young
man is to be well dressed.
pus this fall. Parkas and reversi-
ble jackets with roll-down hoods
seem to dominate styles. There
are many colors, but white, black
and gold are the most popular.
The winter coat is becoming
more dressy. The length of over-
coats falls only to the knees and
are not as full at the bottom.
Raincoats are ceasing to be
raincoats. They are now a cross
between an overcoat and a cas-
ual day coat. Some have a zip-
out lining for added warmth.
The seam of the front shoulder
is set in for a more formal appear-;
ance. The back shoulders have a
raglan seam for comfort and util-
ity. The raglan seam follows the
line of the shoulder, allowing more
freedom of movement.
The new dark plaids should be-
come more popular than the tra-
ditional light tan.
A relatively new coat, the Lod-
en coat, may be seen more in Ann
Arbor. The material is made of a
fibre that is spun and matted in-
stead of woven. The construction
of the cloth makes it waterproof.
It is a three-quarter length coat
and comes in black/and olive.
Corduroy is the most popular
material this year for men's pants.
Available in wide vale, a style
that features exceptionally wide
grain, as well as the more tra-
ditional narrow vale, corduroy is
first rate casual wear.
The popular chino cottons are
still acceptable for campus wear,
together with the more expensive
polished cottons. Synthetics such
as dacron and cotton combination
fabrics are popular, and semi-
tapered beltless pants also have
captured a share of the market.
Continentals are popular for
class wear especially if they are
washable. Beltless styles seem to
be gaining in popularity. Blue
jeans have left the campus scene,
except as work clotnes
Blue is the big favorite in colors
for pants this fall. True olive is
also very popular. These two fa-
vorites lead the field together with
greater use of dark colors.
From First to Last Year
CARS DON'T COUNT-It's his diamond stitch wool cardigan sweater that has this
lovely lady snowed. It comes in both black and olive. Milady is wearing a lightweight
wool two-piece outfit in camel and white. When worn with heels, this outfit becomes
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RING AROUND THE ROSEY-Two gay young maidens find a moment to slip back to their child
hood and relive romping good times. Their outfits combine two pieces which silhouette a brig]
tartan plaid on the right and a striped tourquoise cardigan on her playmate. Their pants are mat
of wool knit and join ease of movement with easy good looking grace.
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