People: Ladies of Fashion

Eleanor Roosevelt, having gained a few pounds over the holidays and noting that her Term IV inaugural dresses were a larger size (36-38) than her 1932 costumes (34-36), went on a not-too-strict diet: no more mayonnaise, butter, potatoes, hollandaise sauce, meringue glacée.

Mrs. Stanley Mortimer Jr., dark, beauteous, 27-year-old daughter of the late, great brain surgeon, Dr. Harvey Gushing, was the No. 1 blossom on the New York Dress Institute's* list of the world's ten best-dressed women. For the first time in years Mrs. Harrison Williams failed to make the list; the Duchess of...

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