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Many display embroidered Afghan, Middle Eastern, or North African trim and/or fringes. Norton & Sons, known for its lush English and Scottish suiting fabrics—including tweeds, diamond twills, and houndstooth plaids from an obscure sheep farm in the Inner Hebrides—will be at the Affinia 50 Hotel May 12-14.
Appointments are essential almost everywhere, and finished garments take at least a month—sometimes several—to produce.Outstanding items: A New Look-style silk shantung dress and jacket for a mother of the bride (,500); a silk-cotton blouse and heavy silk floral-print skirt with reinforced corseted yoke for a mother of the groom (,800); an African wax-print summer dress (0); a belted, striped men’s shirting chemise, (5, readymade; 0, made-to-order) that riffs on the frock Francoise Gilot wore in an iconic 1948 photo strolling along a French beach with an umbrella-wielding Pablo Picasso.Elizabeth Cannon Couture, 460 West 24th St., 212 929-8552.Several standouts: a striped cotton on-or-off-the-shoulder pull-on dress (9); a jumpsuit with striped top and wide-leg denim pants (9); jeans in a variety of styles and all-cotton denim of varying weights (9 to 9)—imagine, customized comfort jeans!Paul also designs a collection of summer change-purse-to-voluminous-satchel-size bags covered with handmade macramé, crochet, and fishnet (9 to 9). Visiting Savile Row Tailors For those who have spent decades longing to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime Marlene Dietrich-esque ’30s menswear-style custom-made tweed suit with a nipped-in waist and wide trousers, a couple of Savile Row tailors, steeped in technique and tradition, will soon be in town, doing fittings for women as well as men.