Fashion: The Americans

It was the last week of summer. The younger kids were back from camp, the college kids were knocking off from summer jobs for that last wild week of parties at the beach. The summer travelers were siphoning back through gigantic customs bottlenecks, and millions of women throughout the U.S. were getting set for the months ahead. But no matter how frantic or busy, each somehow found time to leaf through the fashion magazines and scan the women's pages of the daily papers in search of one thing: where is that new coat,...

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