RUSSIA: No Trick Left

From Yuri Zhukov, Pravda's expert on the U.S., Russian women got the party line on the New Look. Longer skirts for U.S. women, Zhukov reported, were a desperate effort of industrialists to bolster the shaky American economy and stave off depression. He wrote: "There is no trick left that American merchants have not resorted to in their striving to sell goods."

Zhukov's timing was neat, for January is the show month of spring fashions in Moscow. Last week, in Moscow's white-silk-walled, many-mirrored House of Fashion, the newest creations of Russian designers were shown (see cut). The styles displayed proved that, barring...

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