DONALD BROOKS white fox convertible coat
1960s OSCAR DE LA RENTA whipstitch swimsuit
1950s Genuine alligator handbag with gold chain
& matching stilettos
Vintage LEVI 501s
1970s J.G. HOOK dress shirt
1980s playboy LANVIN sport coat
Money talks money clip
1960s soft white leather loafers
The star of this glam look is the stunning DONALD BROOKS white fox convertible coat. Donald Brooks was a Tony and Oscar-nominated American fashion and costume designer. By the 1960s, he was canonized by the New York Times as one of the most important designers in America. Brooks was born in New York City in 1928 and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied at Syracuse University, FIT, and Parsons. Brooks got his start creating a collection for Lord & Taylor in 1950 for then president Dorothy Shaver. In 1964, Brooks started his own line, with designs ranging from his famous dresses to shoes and textiles for furniture. Out of all his extensive work in stage and film, he is best known in the fashion world for his clean lines and bold fabrics, which Brooks designed himself.
Brooks has been lauded with 4 Coty awards in 1958, 1962, 1967, and 1974, the National Cotton Award in 1962, the New York Drama Critics award in 1963, the Parsons Medal for Distinguished Achievement in 1974 and an Emmy in 1982. He was a founding member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
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