Art: Fashion on Tour

Since the world of fashion cannot, at the moment, visit Paris, Paris intends to visit the world. Last week 35 leading couturieres (Schiaparelli, Lucille, Lucien Lelong, et al.) were showing off their latest concoctions in advance of an international tour. The 200 models (soon to visit the U.S., Britain and South America) were 18-inch wire dolls. Ace Artists Jean Cocteau and Christian ("Bébé") Berard painted the miniature sets. To help revive its fashion industry, Paris launched the show with full fanfare—in the Louvre.


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