Foreign News: Spring Styles

The grass poked up green in the Bois, and the Paris air began to shed winter's tired grey. But spring's true heralds on the boulevards were new bonnets—a straw cartwheel blooming with daisies, a rowboat with roses, a green-&-pink aviary and other elegances of haute couture.

At Maggy Rouff's, Legroux's, Suzanne Talbot's and Vera Borea's, vendeuses said they had deferred this season to American taste. Hats were smaller. None of those towering creations of Occupation—nothing over 14 inches high. Hats were also less elaborate—a choice of flowers, birds or fruit but not three courses...

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