Fashion: Nudity Plus

"If I bare the back any more," says Seventh Avenue Designer Chester Weinberg, "I may be jailed." He exaggerates but little: the backs of some of his latest dresses are cut away right down to the coccyx. Weinberg's flirtation with the lower limits of modesty only makes him one of the crowd. Rarely have so many designers been so intent on uncovering so much; and as a result, fashions this summer will be the breeziest and barest in memory.

Diahann Carroll offered television watchers a sneak preview of what is to come when she appeared in last week's Academy...

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