Hannelore Hahn in Her New Coat on 5th Avenue Caught by New York Times Street Photographer

I was walking down Fifth Avenue one cold wintry day, wearing one of the very first Tibetan lamb coats purchased by me at Tailored Woman (which no longer exists), when a New York Times photographer took this picture and interviewed me.

I soon discovered that the photographer was Judy Klemesrud, who before Bill Cunningham, regularly photographed what New Yorkers were wearing  “On The Street.”  Of course, I was not yet a “New Yorker.” I had recently moved from California to New York City,

This is what Judy Klemesrud wrote in her column of January 12, 1968:

One of the most attractive—and seemingly impractical—cold weather costumes was the wispy white Tibetan lamb coat and matching hat worn on Fifth Avenue by Mrs. Hannelore Hahn Stoumen, a freelance writer who lives in Manhattan.

“It’s not impractical at all,” Mrs. Stoumen protested. “I just pop it in a coin cleaner, and in 20 minutes it’s like new.”

By the way, I was also wearing Capezio boots. Boots had not yet become regular street wear. And these boots were just fashion and not waterproof.