Paris Couturier Ted Lapidus presented his 1970-71 collection yesterday (Tuesday) in the crowded an over-heated conditions which have become characteristic of his seasonal display.
Paris Couturier Ted Lapidus presented his 1970-71 collection yesterday (Tuesday) in the crowded an over-heated conditions which have become characteristic of his seasonal display. Like the other French designers who have already made their presentations this year, he forsook the mini and the maxi and settled primarily for the midi-and-boots look.
Prominent was the "Voyou" (Urchin or Rascal) look of Tweedy top-coats, matching trousers and cloth caps.
Lapidus used mainly traditional materials, such as suede in skirts, jackets, midi coats, trousers, boots, hats or caps....all in perfect matching tones and textures.
The Russian influence appeared again on the Paris fashion scene - with "Zhivago" long coats and fox-fur hats. And recreated again with the "Cossack" look of fitted midi-coats and tall matching hats.
Classicism was not forgotten - and Lapidus was applauded for his three identical outfits - of coat, knickerbockers and boots - in red, white and black. These gave way to a pure white belted fur evening coat with matching white boots.
Another fine fur - a black mink coat - makes its debut. The impressive panelled skirt flaring to show the bare leg below.
Finally, a black crepe evening dress with a very low decollete was quite obviously a hit with both men and women in the audience.