Foreign News: Final Splurge

Last Nazi bigwig's wife to do her fall shopping in Paris was probably Emmy Göring. She paid a flying visit to her favorite couturiere, Jeanne Lanvin in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, just a fortnight before the Americans came to town.

Frau Göring knew just what she wanted. She ordered for early delivery four roomy (size 44) outfits in figured material, with puffed sleeves and padded shoulders. Said Saleswoman Jacqueline Spector: "Madame was in a hurry."

A French customer's comment: "Madame Göring will be the best-dressed woman in exile. . . ."

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