FASHIONS: High, Wide & Texan

In the free-wheeling stagecoach days of the 1850s, Dallas won fame as a lively center of the buffalo-hide trade. But last week, the city played host to 5,000 department-store and specialty-shop buyers who were too busy to bother with Dallas' frontier past. They came to see the up-to the-minute fall styles of the city's bustling fashion industry, eighth largest in the U.S

In the Hotel Adolphus showrooms and on the display racks of busy shops along Commerce and Poydras Streets, 859 manufacturers showed off their styles, designed with the splash and color...

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