A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 29, 1947

Women at a recent showing in Sophie Gimbel's dress salon at Saks Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, may have wondered what the three burly men on the front-row love seat were doing in such svelte surroundings. Obviously, they didn't belong there.

The three were TIME Senior Editor Joseph Purtell, Business writer William Miller, and Robert Boyd, TIME'S picture editor. They were there for a final checkup before doing the Sophie Gimbel cover story (TIME, Sept. 15) on women's fashions and the New Look. As far as the three of them were concerned, the showing went off...

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