Modern Living: The Loose Look

While much of the world sweltered through high summer, the couturiers of Paris last week were busy unveiling their designs for the coming fall and winter.

By all signs, the dress — in the billowing shape of the chemise — will be making a curveless comeback this year on the frames of the fashion-conscious. The Loose Look is about to sweep in, complete with low hems, long sleeves and soft, yielding, body-skimming fabrics; the models swirling down the runways of Paris salons had the air of well-dressed and well-heeled extras in a 1930s movie....

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