Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:08 am
What your few photos show, beginning with the ones circa 1970-71, is that Elvis somewhat liked the costumes designed by Bill Belew in June 1968 and requested -- after the special -- that Belew make a few similar items for him to wear, most likely using more expensive and longer-lasting material.
Why more expensive? Because NBC-TV and Singer had a specific program budget; it is a fact they were so cheap they would not underwrite STEREO recording at Burbank, even when engineer Bones Howe begged them. Thus, Belew had to adhere to its constraints as much as anyone else.
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:16 am
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:58 pm
JamesVRoy wrote:DarrylMac wrote:Thanks James - great pics! Must have been great to be there.
I've been there more than a few times, many when I won't even go in. I'll be there next week, not sure I'm going to go in but would like to see the Hawaii exhibit.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:39 pm
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:25 pm
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:17 pm
It's a matter of Time wrote:... In 1968 when Elvis' wardrobe was designed and made the label they were using was "International Costume Company." (This label can be seen in the black velvet jacket displayed in "Elvis fashion.") A year later they changed their label and name to "I.C. Costume Co."
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:13 am
It's a matter of Time wrote:DarrylMac you are indeed correct about it being the same jacket. The company that Belew used to make all of Elvis' wardrobe he designed (I.C. Costume Co.) used two different labels in their clothing during the years they were in business. In 1968 when Elvis' wardrobe was designed and made the label they were using was "International Costume Company." (This label can be seen in the black velvet jacket displayed in "Elvis fashion.") A year later they changed their label and name to "I.C. Costume Co." All of Elvis' wardrobe from the 68 special was indeed taken home with him after the taping finished. This information is straight from Ciro Romano who virtually tailored all of Elvis' clothes for this company starting for the special until the end. Knowing Ciro and having many discussions with him in regards to Elvis' clothing confirms your belief.
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