FASHIONS: Gowns by the U. S.

U.S. couturiers, last week and this, unveiled for the first time the American-woman-packaged-in-the-U. S.

The packaging is different from Parisian packaging in several respects.

> It is not so dramatic. Every Paris collection had some spectacular clothes that were bought only by exhibitionists but made headlines. The American designers present good wearable, salable clothes, but little for exhibitionists or oglers.

> The dresses are embellished with spangles, bugles, gold and silk embroidery, but not with Parisian lavishness. Reason: the wages of embroiderers were $8 a week in Paris, are $50 a week in...

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