Foreign News: A Bravo for Lucky

Occasionally the lissome ladies who make their living modeling the latest French fashions manage to borrow a dress from their employers for an evening of lend-lease delight at Maxim's. But for the most part, the Paris mannequin's career is one of exhausting routine, small compensation and worry over the future.

To better the lot of her sisters in satin, two years ago Lucie Daouphars, an almond-eyed part-time Dior mannequin who calls herself Lucky ("It pronounces Looky, as in Looky Strike"), organized L'Association Mutuelle des Mannequins de France. For dues of $7 a year, the association undertook to provide its members with free...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!