FASHION: The Y's Have It

Shakespeare, who grumbled that "the fashion wears out more apparel than the man," would have had much more to complain about in the 20th century, in which fashion wears out fashion. Only last fall, Paris Fashion Czar Christian Dior flatly decreed the "H" look for women. Indignantly rejected by U.S. women and their admirers, the bosomless H yielded last spring to Dior's full-skirted, slim-shouldered "A" line, which treated the bust as poor but honest.

Last week, as Paris couturiers ended their fall showings and went on vacation, the dominant new look was Dior's...

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