Fashion: Mirror Mannequin

No woman rests content, once a dress catches her eye, until she has actually tried it on and examined it from every angle. Some women even insist on trying on outrageously wrong clothes just for the hang of it. As a result, lines queue up before dressing booths, coiffures become disarranged, clothes quickly become shopworn.

Now Audio-Visuel France has developed a system that promises much simpler shopping. It is called Le Miroir Magique. The shopper is first draped in black up to her neck, then perched in a chair on a platform facing...

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