THEY WAY THEY WORE - OCTOBER 1973







Couture High Points/Italy Paris

"One of the hottest numbers in Italy! The ankle-length movie star dress in bias-cut black satin crepe. The clingiest skirt, the most glamorous neckline - sweetheart curves on a thin halter strap - draped, wrapped, tied - held by two rhinestone bows." By Lancetti












"Ankle-length brown dress of thinest silk crepe - the most alluring dress at Givenchy- the most alluring new evening length. The hem just gently turned under, unpressed, soft, flirting around the ankles. Small, taut, deep V bodice...slightly raised waist held with a leash of gold snakeskin. Ankle-length gold snakeskin coat.













"The glamour of black, the ease of a pyjama, with the best little top of all for evening - the perfectly cut black chiffon surplice blouse wrapped small at the waist." Cardigan of zebra-patterned sequins. Pertegaz












"The most covered yet the most bare dress anywhere. Thin wool chiffon gathered to a deep V, falling soft from a curved slightly raised waistband. The black ostrich boa - the flirt of Paris. " By Ungaro










The all-time black dress from Valentino

"the long, sinuous, bias-cut silk crepe halter dress...the prettiest neckline - chiffon wrapped at the throat and tied in a huge soft bow, a pale-mauve rose tucked in."













Saint Laurent
The Ultimate Evening Looks

"The newest evening dress - the bias, body-skimming, flared from the knee long dress in navy hammered satin ... three rhinestone straps across the naked back... the surprise of a little navy chiffon bed-jacket just floated over."











Top: "The one-shoulder dress to end all one-shoulder dresses! A long boas black chiffon tube with bias-cut crepe georgette overlay falling across. All the drama without a touch of excess."


Above: The ankle-length black velvet suit - the great evening suit. His forever smock-jacket with '"diamond"' buttons over a black chiffon blouse with a peplum of tiny pleats and a ruffled jabot."











"The $3,500 sweater - Saint Laurent's new evening sweater - the famous Paris sweater. Subtler than any glitter sweater. Lighter, thinner. More candlelight than bonfire - tiny dulled beads of grey and amber with golden bugle beads embroidered on a base of nude chiffon - bias cut so it just falls into the body. Over a nude chiffon blouse and grey wool flannel trousers.













"Halston's ankle-length halter dress in silvery-grey matte jersey.  The sexiest - the simplest - way to be dressed at night: you wrap yourself into it, you go...skin shows, and the leg comes through. Silver jewelry, Elsa Peretti.












"The uniform of today, the big coat that's easy as a cardigan, in grey-and-white double-faced cashmere...leaner pants in matching grey flannel the perfect cashmere cardigan in platinum grey - long, lean, narrow-belted - showing every curve of the body." Made to order at Halston.



Couture High Points
Vogue October 1973
Photography: Avedon

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