The Press: Belts, Buckles & Bows

With svelte elegance. Paris fashion designers last week beckoned in the press to see the haute couture creations that this year will tell the American woman how to look like a lampshade (see BUSINESS). Day after day, model after model slinked before scribbling newshens, who busily sighted the bearings of each belt, buckle and bow. After one tense model marathon, the New York Herald Tribune's capable Eugenia Sheppard (TIME, Aug. 12) confessed: "I was a wreck by the end of the show, and to tell the truth, my notes are a mess."

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