The Press: The Stylocrats

The headily perfumed world of fashion, whose journals are both arbiters and court reporters, has its own definition of news: the New Look. This time, for a change, it was really new, from round shoulders to sucked-in (or laced-in) waist to long skirt (see NATIONAL AFFAIR).

Last week, after prophesying the most drastic style changes in a decade, the fashion magazines swept on to the crucial task of their year: rushing the news, sketches and pictures from the Paris and New York openings into print for their big fall numbers. Queenly Edna Woolman Chase,...

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