Latin America: Not Tonight

The U.S. fashion business went Good Neighborly last week. Sponsored by the wife of Mexico's Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla, a benefit style show and sale opened in Mexico City. From Dallas came a special plane bearing dresses, shoes, hats, Clothier H. Stanley Marcus and twelve luscious models. All were installed in Mexico City's gaudy Reforma Hotel.

First the models gave a private showing to Señora de Avila Camacho, wife of Mexico's President. Then the doors were thrown open to the public. Dresses were priced from $50 to $350, hats from $40. Well-tailored women swooped on the Reforma like seagulls on a...

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