Opening day at Belmont Park was crisp and blue—perfect weather for new fall tweeds. Photographer Toni Frissell, mingling with the fashionable tide of spectators from grandstand to paddock between races, caught a surprisingly unanimous preference for light-surfaced tweeds in slim-line coats and suits, most of them only slightly fitted to the figure. Each wearer stamped her own personality on tweed. Fine-patterned tweeds were formally accessorized with jewelry of pearls and gold, and small hats of matching fabric. Nubby-surfaced tweeds were worn with big brilliant earrings, and no hats at all.
Black and white tweed with bulky appearance is chosen for this closely fitted suit worn by Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Accessories: chunky earrings, alligator bag.
Color-flecked brown tweed dress worn by Mrs. C. V. Whitney looks like suit with hipline belt. Mrs. Whitney is speaking to Jockeys Rodriguez and Cangemie.
Fine-Pattern herringbone suit worn by Mrs. Charlton Henry is elegantly teamed with pearl necklace, golden brooch and bracelets. Hat is of matching tweed.
October 11, 1954
Herringbone tweed reefer coat, flecked with brown and white, is shown as Mrs. William C. Langley (Jane Pickens) turns from her seat in the Turf and Field Club boxes.
Nubby white long tweed coat worn by Mrs. Charles A. Berns is shaped by curving seams and has push-up belled sleeves.