War Styles

The U.S woman, Autumn 1942 model, will be a smooth number. She will be stripped of all the floating extras and superflous swing that fashion designers can decently take away.

This became apparent last week in Manhattan, whither had swarmed retail-clothes buyers from 48 States to see the first collection of fashions wholly controlled by war needs. WPB, fashion's new dictator, had shaken clothes makers with restrictions on materials, dyes, slide fasteners. Pure wools and silk are disappearing fast and rayon supplies are not inexhaustible—manufacturers have had to piece them out with reprocessed fibers, re-used wools, the new cloth made of...

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