There was a marked change for the better at Iceberg this season, and we have Alfred Hitchcock to thank. Taking cues from the early-sixties costumes of his icy blonde movie heroines Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren, the collection had picnic-blanket-check blouses worn with calf-length pencil skirts, long ribbed cardigans topping ankle-cropped pants, and tailored coats in menswear checks and plaids with Mongolian lamb collars. Those men's shirts were worn suspended from the shoulders with a black ribbon and could've come from the wardrobes of the Hollywood director's dapper leading men.

Iceberg didn't break any new ground here, of course-—Hitchcock has long been a favorite with designers. Still, the collection looked more right for today than usual, thanks to the slightly oversize and slouchy shapes, and those hits of fur here and there. If knit sweaters and tanks with missing backs lost the plot, there was a lot here that looked destined for success on the selling floor.