More on the Easter Parade, Vol. 15, Issue 21

Etiquetteer had such a good time at the Easter Parade in New York last Sunday that it's worth a few more observations about the costumes and fashion statements made.

First off, Easter really is a holiday for which black is not Perfectly Proper. Funereal colors are no way to greet the Risen Lord. So Etiquetteer was pleased to see a few Perfectly Proper pink spring coats, although one was being attacked by an Easter basket.

 Notice the distinctive veil made of pink ball chains.

Notice the distinctive veil made of pink ball chains.

Political commentary is best avoided in Best Society, of course, but (here Etiquetteer deprecatingly touches his throat) on the public street one must be ready for anything. Several participants celebrated their Freedom of Speech.

 The Trump Puppet, who famously said "And the stone was rolled away. I'm going to use it in my wall."

The Trump Puppet, who famously said "And the stone was rolled away. I'm going to use it in my wall."

Then there are some wonderful examples of what Etiquetteer would call Classic Simplicity, to which all of us should aspire in daily life, not just at Easter.

 Etiquetteer used this photo in Monday's column on the Easter Parade, but it's such a good example of Classic Simplicity that it was necessary to use it again.

Etiquetteer used this photo in Monday's column on the Easter Parade, but it's such a good example of Classic Simplicity that it was necessary to use it again.

Etiquetteer also observed those who had not forgotten the Reason for the Season.

 Most prominent, of course, would be His Eminence the Cardinal, briefly greeting the assembly after Mass at Saint Patrick's.

Most prominent, of course, would be His Eminence the Cardinal, briefly greeting the assembly after Mass at Saint Patrick's.

Quite a few gentlemen presented themselves very well.

Etiquetteer will conclude this joyous review of the Easter Parade with a bold cloche hat. It's as though Louise Brooks had been brought back as an Easter egg, and Etiquetteer just loved it.