Possible Jumpsuits used in Hotel Sahara May 1973
"Snowflake Suit" with Turquoise Cloak
It was a white jumpsuit with snowflake patterns, there was an earlier one that Elvis would wear in November 1971. The two suits had similar patterns, but the rhinestones that adorned them were different.
There are two snowflake patterns in the center, at 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 lined in turquoise fabric, with ornaments 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 June in July of the same year.
"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. With small pointed gold 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. Also called the "Red Flower Suit" it was worn for the first time in Phoenix, Arizona on April 22, 1973.
It was used again at Lake Tahoe in May 1973 and believed to be in Las Vegas in August 1973 and January February 1974. The last time in March 1974.
"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 prints 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 that surround the belt. It is also known as the "'White Blue Rainfall Suit" or the "Nashville Suit".
He dressed in Las Vegas in January-February 1973, also on the April tour. Believed in Lake Tahoe and June/July 1973 tour.
"Thunderbird Suit" and blue lined cape.
It was a white jumpsuit embellished with two large bird patterns on the front and back. These were made in costume jewelry in pink, red, and turquoise, with small, round, pointed gold-colored studs and flat round studs painted in pink. These also adorn around the neckline and on the outside of the sleeves, also on each side of the opening. on 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 outstretched wings, made with the same type of jewels, and the inside of the cape has a blue lining. The design of this suit was inspired by an ancient native legend Americans on giant birds that could shoot lightning with their eyes and throw 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 He always wore it because of 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. An original belt was made in early 1973 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.
"Light Blue Teal Suit" with Gold Lining Cape.
"Light Teal Suit and Gold Cloak" is a light blue or turquoise suit. Embellished with patterns in circles of different sizes. With eroded studs in the shape of a gold rhombus and in the shape of a triangular pyramid. With blue and green rhinestones. There are no photos on stage. With five patterns from the armpit The titanium-colored Cloak changes according to the angle from which it is viewed. It had five patterns from the armpit to the end of the folds, which had a golden border. Same embellishment as on Upper sleeves, chest, shoulders and back. Also lower sleeves with a different pattern.
The outside of the cloak was light blue with a large circle pattern and eight small ones.
The cape lined in gold. The light blue leather belt has a blue face on the belt buckle. With the same decorations as the suit. With three gold colored chains in six bows on it. It is known by more names "Light Blue Teal Suit", "Light Blue Space ball Suit", "Light Blue Pinwheel"
It was first worn in Las Vegas in January-February of 1973. It is also believed in Lake Tahoe in May of the same year when it was enlarged and shortened at the end of February by Mr. Guy, a tailoring company in Las Vegas. Some wonderful suits that Elvis would wear as always, adding color and personality in his shows.
"Today Suit with Yellow Lined Cloak" or "Pharaoh Suit"
"Pharaoh", "Egyptian" also known as "Mayan Suit"It is a white suit with a printed design that resembles the ornaments that the pharaohs wore, according to the design of Doucette, although it also had Mayan influence.It was arranged around the neck, back and chest.Also adorning in a circle placed on the shoulders, unlike the neck with square patterns on the back and on the chest opening.Also on the sleeves with circular patterns is, at the elbow, also on 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 fabric. The belt was original white leather adorned with six golden medallions that represent to a man with a spear. Around with studs and rhinestones just like 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 suit was worn in season 8 of January-February 1973. Also in the tour of 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.
"Orange Sunburst Suit" Orange lining cape.
It is also known as the "Sunlight Suit". It was a white jumpsuit with a sunburst or sunburst-like drawing design with its center, in the middle of the chest, extending in various directions. The design was the same on the back. On the legs, the kick pleats lined in orange. The embellishments of the designs were rhinestones in brown, with the light dark orange, and studded. 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. Adds two gold-colored chains in six bows around the belt. First used in Las Vegas Season 8. January-February 1973. Also on the April tour (without the cape) and twice on the April tour.
June 1973. It is not clear if he dressed in Lake Tahoe 1973, in summer and in Las Vegas 9 season. It was used on the March 1974 tour.
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