We know that the magic part of Elvis's show was also formed by his costumes, his appearance and it was his clothing that made him also peculiar in his show. The Tour from June to July did not have any novelty in the designs of Bill Bellew and Gene Doucette, the Jumpsuits were the same ones that he had already used in the recent Concerts and for the moment he had not released any new ones, for which there would really be no explanations, but we remind you of the details of them:
"Snowflake Suit", blue lined cape, original belt
It was a white jumpsuit with snowflake pattern drawings, there was an earlier one that Elvis would wear in November 1971. The two suits had similar drawings, but the costume jewelry that adorned them they were different. There are two snowflake patterns in the center, on the top behind the back and on the neck. Also on the outside of the sleeves and below down each leg crease, the end lined in turquoise.
These patterns are adorned with gold-colored rhombus-shaped studs, also with pyramid-shaped studs. Ornaments in imitation oval diamonds, in different sizes of blue or turquoise, they are called northern lights and had a blue tone with a titanium layer that gives them hues.
The white cape with turquoise fabric lining, with decorations similar to the suit
These are called northern lights and have a special The white leather belt, is adorned with four large colored medallions with the same studs and rhinestones as the suit. With two rows of silver and colored chains in six bows around "White Blue Snowflake Suit" or "Stone Snowflake Suit" were other names for the suit.
Elvis first wore it on April 26, 1973 in San Diego, California. It is believed that it was used in Lake Tahoe, in May and Lo 3 and in June July of the same year.
"Nail Studded Suit" or "White Nail" with cape lined in gold.
It was a jumpsuit with ring patterns around the top, at the neck, and around the sleeves. The rings each had three rows of small hemispherical studs that were gold in color and also with transparent brown rhinestones. other larger oval stone ornaments in brown, with a layer of titanium that gives it a colorful shade, depending on the angle and light. With similar patterns in the rest of the suit and in the kick it had similar decorations, with the folds lined in gold with the same studs and rhinestones.
Original "Nail Studded Belt" has four golden circles, colored medallions, two of which are on the belt buckle. Elvis first wore this costume during the April 1973 tour. In addition to the Original belt, Elvis wore the Pharao belt.
During the June/July tour, Elvis wore the belt from this suit with the "Pharao" suit. This suit had a counterpart: Nail Mirrored Suit. It only had a small difference compared to this one: where this suit has big stones of different colors, the "Nail Mirror Suit" has small mirrors.
"Today Suit" or "Pharaoh" with Yellow Lined Cape.
Pharaoh Suit "Egyptian" also known as "Mayan Suit" It is a white suit with a patterned design that resembles the adornments that the pharaohs wore, according to Doucette's design, although it also had Mayan influence. It was arranged around the neck, back and chest. Also adorning in a circle placed on the shoulders, as opposed to the neck with square patterns on the back and at the chest opening. Also on the sleeves with circular patterns, on the elbow, also on the sleeves and outside of the legs. On the legs the fold in yellow lining.
The patterns are made with studs in the shape of a circular, oval, triangular and square pyramid in gold and some in turquoise.
The cape was white on the outside lined with yellow cloth.
The original belt was white leather adorned with six gold medallions depicting a man with a spear. Around with studs and rhinestones just like in the suit. The original belt was only used in the first season in Las Vegas 1973, because he gave it away. Later Elvis used "Fire Suit Belt" with the exception of Pittsburgh on June 26 where he used "Nail Studded Belt".
The costume was worn on the 8th season of January-February 1973. Also on tour in April of the same year and again in Lake Tahoe in May. The last time on tour in the city of Atlanta, on July 3, 1973.
"Blue Rain Suit" with cape lined in Blue
It is a white jumpsuit with patterns drawn in gray or metallic vertical lines and dome-shaped gold studs and dark blue rhinestones in various sizes, which simulate rain. These patterns are arranged on the chest, back, around the neck, and the outside of the sleeves and pant legs. In the folds of the legs, with dark blue lining.
The cape is white with the same patterns as the suit and inside it is lined with dark blue fabric.
The belt was white leather with five gold squares with holes. Equally adorned with studs and rhinestones, like the suit. With two gold colored chains in six bows surrounding the belt. Also known as "'White Blue Rainfall Suit" or "Nashville Suit" He dressed in Las Vegas in January-February 1973, also on tour in April. Believed in Lake Tahoe and June/July 1973 tour.
"Fire Suit" with cape red lining.
It is a white jumpsuit with drawings in flame-shaped patterns, on the chest, back and outside on the sleeves and legs. In the folds of the bottom it is lined in red. It has small pointed gold-colored studs in different sizes. There is also transparent red in the shape of a circle and an oval. The rhinestones are in different sizes. With rhinestones that carry a layer of titanium, this makes the color variable depending on the angle. The cape also adorned with a large pattern of flames and the interior lined in red fabric. The white leather belt of the same design as the suit, with two rows of silver and gold chains in six arcs around it. The belt was also worn by the "Pharaoh" on several occasions. It is also called "Red Flower Suit" it was first used in Phoenix, Arizona on April 22, 1973. It was used again in Lake Tahoe in May 1973, in June 1973 and it is believed in August in Las Vegas 1973 and January February 1974. The last time in March 1974.
"American Eagle Suit"
The white suit, called the "American Eagle Suit", was a white jumpsuit designed with a spectacular American eagle on the chest and also on the back, embellished with gold studs in different sizes and patterns. With red and blue rhinestones, in different sizes and some of the stones in transparent blue. Eagle designs are also found on each upper arm sleeve, also three on the outside of each pant leg, as well as behind the collar which was as always high. The pant pleats had red lining on the kick of both legs. A novelty included in the design by Doucette would be to include a design also around the waist below the belt.
The cape was white on the outside with an eagle design like the suit but made large, with the same type of studs with red and transparent blue rhinestones and the inner lining in blue.
The belt was designed in the same line as the suit, it had seven pieces of gold metal, buckles in the shape of eagles, decorated with the American flag distributed around the belt.
The suit-like trim also has the same studs, with red rhinestones. Also with two gold colored chains in ten bows around it. They made another copy belt and another one but with only six decorative bows.
This suit was truly spectacular, one of the most beautiful jumsuits that Elvis ever wore on stage. Although the short capes were also heavy, they looked splendid. Later in the Las Vegas engagement, some change was made to the suit and cape.
"Thunderbird Suit and Blue Cape"
It was a white jumpsuit embellished with two large bird patterns on the front and back. These were made of pink, red, and turquoise costume jewelry, with small, round, pointed gold studs and flat round studs painted in pink. These also adorn around the collar and on the outside of the sleeves, also on each side of the slit in the pant legs, and up to the large belt. The lining fabric of the pants is white, and for the first time, Doucette had also decorated the lining with jewels. The cape has a large bird pattern on the outside, with wings spread, made with the same type of jewels, and the inside of the cape has a blue lining.
The design of this costume was inspired by an ancient Native American legend about giant birds that could shoot lightning from their eyes and release thunder when they flapped their wings. The Jack Lord belt. It was designed by Bill Belew's assistant, Gene Doucette. It was leather that Elvis used with this suit in 1972, it was white with many patterns in rhinestones of different colors. With three brass chains, in seven pains around the bottom of the belt.
This belt did not have a name because it did not match any suit and it would finally be called Jack Lord, because Elvis gave it to his friend Jack and his wife, in Las Vegas in the 8th season of 1973. Elvis liked this belt very much and always wore for this he gave it to Jack. Elvis wore the "Thunderbird Suit", "Stone Eagle Suit" or "Phoenix Suit" for the first time on November 11 in Oakland, California and later on November 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1972.
A belt was made in early 1973 original that has four bird patterns similar to the ones on the suit, only smaller. Among these are studs and jewels in patterns similar to those on the suit. At the bottom of the belt are two golden chains in six bows around the belt. This suit was worn at least once in Las Vegas on February 17, 1973 at the dinner with the new belt. And once on tour in April of the same year, maybe also in Lake Tahoe in May. It was used once more, this time in Atlanta on June 30, 1973, where Elvis gave the suit and belt to a five-year-old boy named Robbie Barnes, who was in the audience dressed in a white jumpsuit.
"Orange Sunburst Suit" Orange lining cape.
It is also known as "Sunlight Suit". It was a white jumpsuit with a sunburst or sunburst-like drawing design with its center, in the middle of the chest, spreading out in various directions. The design was the same on the back. On the legs, orange lined kick pleats. The embellishments of the designs were rhinestones in brown, with light dark orange and with studs.
On the outside of the sleeves there are also sunburst extensions from the chest and back. Adorned with patterns made with round pointed, flat and oval gold, yellow and transparent studs.
The cape was white on the outside, with the same design as the suit, lined in Orange. The original belt was leather with a design of six gold-colored clams distributed around the belt, with two more on the buckle. With adornments like the suit, in rhinestones and studs. Add two gold-colored chains in six bows around the belt.
First worn in Las Vegas Season 8. January-February 1973. Also on April tour (without cape) and twice on June 1973 tour. Unclear if worn in Lake Tahoe 1973, in summer and in Las Vegas 9 season. It was used on the tour in March 1974. Elvis Presley's costumes were true works of art on stage and part of the magic of the scene.
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