FASHION'S TRIPLE CROWN
The sun shone on the Epsom Derby for the first time in 10 years. It shone just as brightly at Belmont, where for the first time in 10 years a run at the Triple Crown was being made (see page 12). No two days this spring gave the fashion-minded sports photographer a better chance to record the freshest new fashions since Dior's New Look 10 years ago. In England, royal approval was given to the trapeze. On Long Island, the best-dressed spectators avoided the sack in favor of the trapeze and trapeze-inspired lines at June's most elegant sporting event.
TRAPEZE, TRIPLE-CROWNED: Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Queen Mother (left to right) wore trapeze coats at Epsom. Queen's was wool, the others silk.
Mrs. Horatio Luro at Belmont wore raspberry confection of a trapeze coat in the season's favorite fabric, mohair, with the season's pet decoration, a bowknot.
Mrs. Winston Guest, always on best-dressed list, is dressed by Mainbocher. Her suit is of navy-and-white silk herringbone tweed, its jacket unfitted in line.
Cary Latimer's black-piped natural linen suit came from Hattie Carnegie, has loose-line jacket with flap pockets at waist, slim skirt. Miss Latimer is Mrs. Luro's daughter.
Mrs. J. F. Byers wore a balloon-bloused silk suit, scatter-printed in navy on white. Her snap-brim straw is a new shape among the favored small hats in the Belmont paddock.
Mrs. William T. Vogt, shown in clubhouse at Belmont, wore gray menswear worsted suit with straight, abbreviated jacket, short sleeves, deep-pleated trapeze skirt.
Mrs. Anthony Del Balso's coat is a softly tailored version of trapeze styling made of beige-and-yellow hound's-tooth check tweed. Her pillbox is beige organdy.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ives were paddock's best-dressed couple, he in a double-breasted suit with straw boater, she in red-and-white jacquard-print silk.