FASHIONS: Bewitching?

In a New York Times ad last week, Manhattan's Saks Fifth Avenue ecstatically hailed one of its new styles: "How bewitching to the eye, how becoming to the figure, these lovely elongated lines . . . from a prophetic group of fall silhouettes." Those who glanced at the side view illustration of the new fall silhouette were startled to behold a long-skirted, skinny female with obtruded stomach, her profile resembling a collage of boomerangs and an aged orange or two (see cut).

Though the U.S. has yet to feel the full impact of the new silhouette, it was already provoking...

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