WOMEN: Fall Forecast

Dallas housewives, Shreveport stenographers, Spokane waitresses, Chicago socialites—all fashion-conscious women in the U. S. were the invisible, ultimate spectators of a spectacle last week in Manhattan/s Astor Hotel. Despite the heat, a parade of mannequins marched all evening, dressed and redressed for next autumn. It was a march stolen on Paris. The fall fashion show of the Garment Retailers of America forecast the following features and trends.

Silhouets. Still sheathed closely from shoulder to hip, adventuring downward into 18th Century exaggerations—godets, tiers, ruffles, puffs,...

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