Fashion: The Courage of Courr

Tugging at hems has been a feminine wile ever since skirts got off the floor, but more and more U.S. girls are now looking for a new parlor trick. Their skirts are soaring so high that no amount of hemming and hauling could help them hide those inches above the knee. Sometimes it does not seem they are even trying. Recently imported from Paris, the short, short skirt has been gleefully adopted by the avant-garde among U.S. teen-agers and coeds as the perfect complement to patterned stockings and leather boots—usually white. From San Francisco coffeehouses to Manhattan discothèques,...

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