GERMANY: Fashion Notes

Shoulders are vaguely broader. Bosoms conform to high, lifted lines. Everyone agrees on the minute waist line. Full skirts—"the bouncing, double, swing skirt"—are shorter, straight moulded skirts are longer. The steatopygous bustle is definitely in.

Such reports from the opening of Paris fashion shows have grated on Nazi ears for the past fortnight as Schiaparelli followed Mainbocher, and Paquin, Patou and Balenciaga demonstrated that, whoever runs the world, Paris intends to go on making his wife's clothes.

Last week Nazi journals forlornly counterattacked, warning that chic, slim figures do not fit into German life, that dresses which are good-looking in one season...

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