The Press: Gentlemen's Disagreement

When the Sept. 1 issue of Vogue (circ. 345,358) went on sale last week, Editor Carmel Snow of the rival Harper's Bazaar (circ. 321,325) gasped in dismay. Leading off the magazine was a 17-page view of the new Paris fashions. It was a big beat, with photographs and sketches of dresses by such big names as Dior, Fath and Paquin. What horrified Editor Snow was not the new geometric look, but the fact that it was in Vogue at all. Harper's Bazaar had not carried the pictures; it had understood that the new styles were not to be released until Sept....

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