WOMEN: The New Elegance

U.S. women—some of them—were going to dress with rare elegance this winter. They were going to bare their shoulders, drape themselves in extravagant yards of rich cloth and go out on the town festooned with about every feminine furbelow short of a bone in the nose. The fabric restrictions, the drab colors and tailored lines of wartime were out. An opulent era of furs, jewels, lame, rustling silk and bouncing bustles, of feathers, tassels, braid and decontrolled nudity was here.

A good indication of the change in store was the New York Times's...

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