The fall of 1978 sees looks inspired by the film "Annie Hall", looks inspired by the 1940's, and lots of leather for day and evening. Shoulders are becoming larger, hems extend to mid-calf, and shapes are slim. We start to see the emergence of the bigger, slouchy look on top that will become so hot in a couple of years. Fedora hats, boots, spectator pumps, and strappy sandals for evening are all popular.
Calvin Klein grey wool jacket and skirt worn with a maroon silk wrap blouse. The jacket is belted with a soft leather sash.
St. John knit suits offer slim jackets over skirts with movement.
Ralph Lauren designed a brown tweed menswear inspired jacket, belted it, and showed it over a wool challis skirt. But, I must say, whoever thought strappy sandals would look right over pale ribbed tights should have been fired.
Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Olio for Anne Klein paisley silk jacket over a foulard silk wrap blouse with a green leather skirt. Two skinny belts are just right.
The black trench coat by Fox Run has larger shoulder pads, as does the black leather blazer by Beged'Or. The black draped skirt by Cacharel screams 1940's. And everyone who was anyone had a pair of black leather pants, these by Beged'Or.
Donald Brooks gave us the ultimate disco dress - black polyester jersey sprinkled with rhinestones. The neckline is scooped front and back and the waist is elasticized.