HIGH FASHION: A Little Bit Monsterish

The extremes that Paris dreams up are not the bulk of what Paris turns out. But the excitement over the new 1958 fashions last week was all about the extremes: long, telescopic dresses, tubular coats, enormous, helmetlike fur hats. The styles were so odd, in fact, that the Women's News Service syndicate hired Fashion Expert Iris Hartman, sister-in-law of Dance Satirist Paul Hartman, who took one horrified look and reported: not the New Look, the Mummy Look or the Kept Woman Look, but clothes that looked toadlike. Headlined the New York Journal-American:...

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