The Famous Leather Outfit from the 1968 Comeback Special

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elvis68-5On June 11th, Elvis met costume designer Bill Belew. He had worked previously with Steve Binder on the Petula Clark special. When Mr. Binder asked him to design for Elvis, it was the beginning a relationship that would last for the rest of Elvis’s life. It was Bill Belew who envisioned Elvis in black leather with the high Napoleonic collar. Bill Belew has designed for many stars including Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Gloria Swanson, Lynn Redgrave, Florence Henderson, Brooke Shields, Jaclyn Smith, Joan Rivers, Gladys Knight, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, Milton Berle Doc Severensen, Mac Davis, Ronnie Milsap and The Osmonds among others.

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