INTERNATIONAL: Spring Openings

Nearly two months before the chestnut trees would bloom in the Bois, spring had come to Paris, the official openings of the great fashion houses had just ended and last week the Buyers were returning to the U. S. with notebooks full of orders, suitcases full of models.

Because the business of designing women's clothes is a major French industry employing thousands of people, the opening of a spring collection at an important house is as hard to get into as the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. Tickets are most carefully issued, ticket-holders must...

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