“A couple on the street in New York, summer - Photos by Vernon Merritt III from a long-ago summer in New York City, when LIFE magazine celebrated the eye-popping fashions of the young in an article all about 'That New York Look.'
Shannon Rodgers. Evening coat, ca. 1968. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Jerry Silverman, Inc., 1969 (2009.300.481a, b)