There haven't been many Wimbledon winners in long white flannels lately, but then there haven't been easy-to-care-for white flannels until recently, either. Old Wimbledon Hand Gardnar Mulloy (opposite), in slacks of Arnel flannel and Alan Paine's classic tennis sweater, and others of this foursome prove that white not only is right, but good to look at. The girl at Gar's right wears a dress of Arnel sharkskin with low-set pleats, designed by Gussie Moran. The princess dress on Mulloy's left is of cotton piqu√®, designed by Geri Chase. And on the far right is another crisp piqu√®, with snaps down the front, designed by Elizabeth Phelps. Also back in style in the sun is the white linen suit (below), particularly when the linen is combined with crease-resistant Terylene, as in this Stein Bloch double-breasted suit.
Classic white wool flannel takes on new shape in bell-bottom pants and schoolboy jacket from California's Rudi Gernreich for an outfit that would be right at home this winter in Palm Beach.
The first white tank suit comes from Australia on the wave of this year's white fashion revival. Of quick-drying Terylene knit, it is as opaque as heavier suits yet weighs only three ounces more than a standard competition tank suit.
Where to buy Page 35: Gernreich jacket ($110), pants ($50). shirt ($35) are at Bonwit Teller, New York and Palm Beach. Pages 36 and 37: Stein Bloch suit ($95), Buffum's, Long Beach; Weber & Heilbroner. Boldly striped shirt by Hathaway. Paine sweater ($17.50), S. J. Feron. New York. Izod flannel slacks ($18), F. R. Tripler. Dress by Gussie Moran for M&G ($28). Julius Garfinckel, Saks Fifth Avenue. Geri Chase dress ($35) and Phelps dress ($25), both Lord & Taylor. Page 38: White Stag-Speedo suit ($16) will be available in March.