Fashion: Suits That Suit

"They are walking right out of the store—they are going out as fast as we can get them in" says Geraldine Stutz, president of Manhattan's Henri Bendel. She is talking about women's pants suits, the fashion rage of the season.

Nor are the pants suits simply walking straight to the nearest discothèque. Chicago Socialite Mrs. Charles F. Murphy Jr. wore her blue-plaid Dior—New York pants suit to a women's luncheon, found she felt "quite chic and elegant." Pamela Tiffin, the bitch in Dinner at Eight, showed up at Manhattan's Ground Floor restaurant wearing her beige, green and pink Tiziani suit....

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