Modern Living: The Minneapolis Look

Over the past several years, a dizzying variety of fashions has tripped across the American scene. Gypsies, carhops, farmerettes and Hindu goddesses have all been the Look, more or less, at one time or another. It was a splendid trip for the under-25s, but their elders retired almost unanimously into pantsuits, or simply brazened it out in the Little Black Dress that has reigned as the basic classic for more than a generation. Now, as autumn clothes fill department store racks, the classic look seems to be newly fashionable.

This fall, American women are destined for crisply cut blazers, tailored and pleated...

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