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Thread: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

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    the design for this suit was gotton from a bathroom floor tile that bill had in his office.
    i kid you not. its true.
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    I'm sorry to burst your bubble Elvis2001Net, but Bill didn't design this suit. The design came from Gene Doucette, and it was HIS bathroom floor tile.
    It was like a Mexican mozaik.....

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Shelly - you have absolutely RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I agree wiyh YOU -
    LOVE this way it looks on ELVIS
    I'll Remember You!!!

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Very nice

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    great photos

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    He was beautiful in black jumpsuits
    "Gossip is small words from small minds" Elvis Presley

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Some close ups
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Memphis 437.jpg   Memphis 452.jpg   Memphis 453.jpg  


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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Stalnaker View Post
    Some close ups
    i'll remember he's wearing this suit on the 23rd of february 1972 ) am i correct??

    greetz Typhoon

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    the midnight show btw

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by Typhoon75 View Post
    i'll remember he's wearing this suit on the 23rd of february 1972 ) am i correct??

    greetz Typhoon

    No, this suit made it's debut during the November tour of 1972.
    You are probably cofusing the "Black Pyramid".

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    I think it's one of the coolest because it was so bright. Great suit.
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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    This one is my favorite suit!

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Arguably my favorite jumpsuit of all time. What a pimp!
    I'm the king of the jungle, they call me Tiger Man. If you cross my path, you take your own life in your hands.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    This is my favorite of all of them.
    I'm the king of the jungle, they call me Tiger Man. If you cross my path, you take your own life in your hands.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    I'm sorry to burst your bubble Elvis2001Net, but Bill didn't design this suit. The design came from Gene Doucette, and it was HIS bathroom floor tile.
    It was like a Mexican mozaik.....
    Who is Gene Douchette? How many other suits did he design for Elvis? I always thought that it was Belew.
    I'm the king of the jungle, they call me Tiger Man. If you cross my path, you take your own life in your hands.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Still no update on Gene Douchette? I am really taken with this suit.
    I'm the king of the jungle, they call me Tiger Man. If you cross my path, you take your own life in your hands.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Gene Doucette is a New York designer who at first helped out Bill Belew with designing the patterns on Elvis suit. Because Bill got more and more orders from other celebreties from the show world Gene took over the designing for Elvis in late 1971. His first complete designs were the "Firework Suits" from 1971 end 1972. From that point on Gene was in charge. Bill would send blank suits to Gene. The only exception are the 1975 Navy Blue two-pieces. They were designed by Bill because Gene quitt for a while. If you are interested in more details about it, I met Gene Doucette in 2006 and he talked very openly about it. I wrote a piece about this meeting, complete with pictures. I'll be happy to share it.
    Last edited by Leroy; 11-26-2010 at 09:29 PM.

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    Leroy, please tell more. This is very interesting and we know so little about how it actually worked. Indeed Bill is always credited, whereas Gene did most of the work.

    Did you know that Gene Doucette also worked on the costumes of the 80s show Punky Brewster?
    That was great to see his name appear in a totally different context.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    Gene Doucette is a New York designer who at first helped out Bill Belew with designing the patterns on Elvis suit. Because Bill got more and more orders from other celebreties from the show world Gene took over the designing for Elvis in late 1971. His first complete designs were the "Firework Suits" from 1971 end 1972. From that point on Gene was in charge. Bill would send blank suits to Gene. The only exception are the 1975 Navy Blue two-pieces. They were designed by Bill because Gene quitt for a while. If you are interested in more details about it, I met Gene Doucette in 2006 and he talked very openly about it. I wrote a piece about this meeting, complete with pictures. I'll be happy to share it.
    Leroy, Thanks! I would love to hear about that meeting. I am just beside myself. I always thought it was Bill who did it all.
    I'm the king of the jungle, they call me Tiger Man. If you cross my path, you take your own life in your hands.

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    Re: Black Conquistador Jumpsuit (1972)

    Tigerman, If you are able to open and read PDF files then click on the link below. It will redirect you to YouSendIt where I oploaded my interview with Gene Doucette.
    Of course this link is also meant for everyone else who's interested.


    https://www.yousendit.com/download/c...cVhwTVd4dnc9PQ

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