Fashion: Longing for Shorts

Move over mini-skirts. If you thought fashionistas were showing a lot of leg this fall, wait until next spring. The hottest look on the runways at New York City fashion shows last week was micro-shorts. Labels like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Proenza Schouler showed shorts cropped high on the thigh. Some were inspired by the increasingly popular board shorts worn by surfers--and those who imagine themselves as surfers. Kors took his inspiration from the pleasure-seeking jet-setters on the island of Capri. But you don't have to be superrich to take on this reinvention of '70s hot pants--just rich enough to...

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