12 JANUARY 1991, Page 19

Designer war suits

Sir: As we stand on the brink of a nuclear and chemical onslaught ferocious enough to reduce the Middle East to a Waltham- stow landscape, let us unite to pray for one thing: an anti-germ warfare suit designed by Gianni Versace.

Those grey, utterly anonymous, MoD standard issues threaten to make prime ministers of us all.

Alan Sleator

94 Upper Walthamstow Road, London El7