A Letter From The Publisher: may 16, 1969

REPORTER Andrea Svedberg spent a long month last winter visiting Manhattan's high-fashion houses, selecting the minimal clothes to be shown in this week's color spread on the new nude look. But while finding the right garments turned out to be a time-consuming procedure, there was no difficulty in choosing the setting for the photographs. Because Greece and Crete, Sardinia, Rhodes and Rome are places where the nude look was familiar centuries ago, the editors decided that the only proper background would be the Mediterranean littoral.

Early this spring Andrea flew off to Rome, accompanied by Photographer Ormond Gigli, a trunkful of clothes...

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