What of the Night?

The night Shows stars and women in a better light.

—Byron, Don Juan

When Elsa Maxwell advised Hollywood that a "black tie" was the only suitable way to celebrate the freeing of Paris, the ice broke. Last week, after three winters of wartime underdressing, U.S. partygoers were back in evening clothes. In Manhattan, Broadway first-nighters showed up in dinner jackets and long dresses. Fifth Avenue seethed: Adrian's plaid taffeta with a bustle back was the sensation of Bonwit Teller's fashion show titled "I'm Dressing for my Darling"; Saks offered a beaded wool...

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