FASHIONS: Something Old, Something New

In the crowded, flower-bedecked salons of Paris' top couturiers, the first big postwar showings of the new fall fashions have been going on day after day. Despite a shortage of materials and the low state of the French economy, "collections" were nearly as large as prewar. Most designers had extravagantly used far more material for their models than any U.S. designer would dare use under the dying WPB's austerity regulation L-85. Last week, as pictures of the new models arrived in the U.S., designers scanned them to see what was up and...

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