Foreign News: The Flat Look

In a pearl grey, upholstered, perfumed room in Paris' Avenue Montaigne, the buyers broke into a storm of bravos. Soon the news was pouring out to a waiting world: "Christian Dior today dropped the waistline to the hips, flattened the bust and sent women's fashions back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s . . . Dior has abolished bosoms."

It was the biggest fashion change since the time seven years ago when the same Christian Dior decreed the "New Look." The news was calculated to alarm housewives, delight dress merchants and throw husbands...

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