FASHION: The Second Look

The shrieks and sly gags over the newest look in Paris fashions (TIME, Aug. 9) were beginning to die down last week. As the gasps subsided along Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore, and the fashion editors took a second look, they saw that Designer Christian Dior's flat look was not so flat after all. Fewer than a third of Dior's new dresses minimized the bosom, and even these bore no resemblance to the droopy formlessness of the Jazz Age. Most dresses were molded from hipbone to mid-bust, creating a long, svelte torso, a high and undeniably sexy bust line. The Parisian...

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