FRANCE: Bugles, Braid & Tinsel

Like harvest time in the wheat belt, like the fishing season on the Grand Banks, the opening of the dressmaking season is, to Paris, a business event. Last week by boat, train and plane sharp-eyed buyers piled into the city to attend the official autumn & winter openings of the great dress houses, openings that came so thick & fast that exhausted buyers had scarcely time for more than a foot bath, a glass of tea and a herring between engagements all week long. At the most popular house of all, Schiaparelli, on...

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