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Diamond Visions
Sarah Ballard
April 05, 1989
AMERICA'S TOP FASHION DESIGNERS TAKE A SWING WITH THEIR PENCILS
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April 05, 1989

Diamond Visions

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AMERICA'S TOP FASHION DESIGNERS TAKE A SWING WITH THEIR PENCILS

Geoffrey Beene
WIDELY REGARDED AS AMERICA'S LEADING DESIGNER, BEENE HAS OFTEN USED SPORTS MOTIFS, SUCH AS SEQUINED GOWNS WITH FOOTBALL JERSEY NUMBERS ON THE BACKS. THIS CREATION IS A STREAMLINED ONE-PIECE JUMPSUIT. SHOCKINGLY TRADITIONAL

Willi Wear
JOHN BARTLETT OF WILLIWEAR OFFERS BOTH HOME AND ROAD WEAR. WHEN AT HOME (FAR LEFT), THE NEW YORK PLAYER TAKES HIS CUE FROM THE LACING IN A GLOVE (DON'T YOU LOVE IT!). AWAY, HE TAKES ON THE LOOK OF A MANHATTAN STREET MESSENGER. CHAINS REQUIRED

Betsey Johnson
RETURNING TO HER '60S ROOTS, WHEN SHE PIONEERED STRETCH ELASTICS AND SPORT KNITS AS STREETWEAR, JOHNSON CONJURED UP THIS VISION FOR HER ALL-GIRLS TEAM, THE SWEET-HEARTS. REMEMBER THIS KNIT BODYSUIT, BASEBALL FANS—YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST

Perry Ellis
AS DESIGNED BY MARC JACOBS, THE BOY WONDER OF FASHION, THIS PERRY ELLIS ENSEMBLE OPTS FOR A VARIATION ON THE CLASSIC UNIFORM: T-SHIRT AND REVERSIBLE JACKET INSTEAD OF A JERSEY; LONG SHORTS INSTEAD OF SHORT PANTS. THE WHITE SOX, WE UNDERSTAND, ARE VERY INTERESTED

Michael Leva
USING YANKEE PINSTRIPES AS HIS GUIDE, LEVA HAS CREATED AN OH-SO-PRACTICAL JUMPSUIT, COMPLETE WITH PULL-ON CLEATS. SO, HOW 'BOUT IT, GEORGE?

Andre Walker
SAYS WALKER, THE "ENFANT TERRIBLE" OF FASHION: "BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE THE BEEFEATERS OF AMERICA, AND THEIR UNIFORMS SHOULD EXPRESS IT"

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