Fashion: The Bosom Rediscovered

No sooner had Paris showings ended than fashion editors and buyers flew back into New York last week, right into a ten-day marathon viewing of U.S. summer collections. What they saw was in many respects just as good as what they had seen in Paris, and in some ways —because U.S. designers are closer to the mass market—even better.

To be sure, echoes of Paris were everywhere. Culottes, shorts and bloomers were big; so, as in Paris, were belts, textured stockings and lots of bright African prints. Hemlines were lower by a smidgen—but still high enough to expose an ample expanse...

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