Fashion: Gimme Those Oldtime Pinup Sweaters

A Shetland pony is a very small pony from the Shetland Islands in the North Sea. What, then, is a "mini-Shetland"? A Shetland pony that has strayed into the territory of the head-shrinking Jivaro Indians of Peru? Not quite. It's a sweater, and it's the latest style in Paris—not exactly from the showrooms of Courrèges or Balenciaga, but hard to miss on the mesdemoiselles at Castel's discothèque or in Le Drugstore on the Boulevard St. Germain.

The main thing about a Parisian mini-Shetland is not its downy wool or its colors, which range...

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