Art: Autumn in Paris

The art of designing beautiful clothes for women is no longer exclusive with a dozen dressmakers in Paris. During the past year U. S. designers have been well publicized, and a notion has got abroad that Paris is losing initiative in setting fashions. Downright U. S. citizens who rather hoped so were thoroughly disabused last week when U. S. buyers and wholesalers flocked into Paris like homing birds for Fashion's greatest circus : the annual autumn openings of the great couturiers.

It was the hottest week of the summer.

Mannequins fainted under furs....

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