IIn jewelry, too, color was promoted. Beads hung around the neck in exciting color combinations and huge stones or long, narrow strands fell from the ears. The tasseled sautoir, with matching earrings, became fashionable, along with bangles, in many colors for summer and in gold and silver for fall and winter.
Hats were larger, and hair was piled higher. Big brimmed leghorns, bouffant berets, wide-brimmed rollers, and tall, deep cloches were important throughout the year.
Men's Fashion.---The trim, easy two-button suit was the important item in men's fashions for 1962. The look established by President Kennedy was as immediately popular as the Ivy League three-button suit was 10 years earlier. The two-button suit allowed more shoulder, more lapel, and more chest room, and exposed more shirt and tie. There was also a small, growing interest in the one-button suit jacket.
Classic suiting fabrics continued to be featured, such as worsteds, cotton and synthetic cords, sharkskins, mohairs, and iridescent blends. Camel became important for fall, while shetlands and rugged tweeds dominated the leisure-wear market. Gray flannel, out of fashion for five years, returned in more durable blends. The ski-look in country clothes was as outstanding in men's sportswear as in women's. Fur-trimmed collars and fur-lined semi casual coats, as well as suede and suede-trimmed jackets, were also popular in leisure clothes. Odd jackets continued in casual wear, with more prominent patterns.
Brown for town made a surprising comeback, often with subtle stripings of black, blue, or green. High-rising slip-on shoes with square toes and new wing tips were shown for casual as well as evening wear. Stripes were popular in shirts and ties. Hats with preshaped crowns or triangular convex forms and semicasual town hats in silk and velour made fashion news.
Awards---The 20th annual Coty Fashion Critics' Award was presented on Sept. 27, 1962, to Donald Brooks, whose costumes for No Strings had won a New York Drama Critics Award. Halston, a milliner for Bergdorf Goodman, won a special award