Fashion: Old Hat

With the decline and fall of last year's bouffant hairdo, women suffered a serious loss of stature. They were told by reassuring hairdressers that it was more chic to be close-cropped, and advised by the fashion magazines simply to develop a longer neck to offset the loss in head height. But women, who like old tenements are apt to crumble at the very concept of major renovation, found a more gradual way of making do. Where once there had been hair, let there be hat.

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