HOLLYWOOD: How Not to Wear a Tub

Somewhere between high fashion and highfalutin' lies a heap of high-priced clothing turned out over the years for a peculiarly critical, not necessarily tasteful eye: the movie camera's. Hollywood rarely originates style, rarely fails to exaggerate what is popular at the moment. If low necklines are in vogue, movie designers drop them a little lower; if padded shoulders are in this year, every Hollywood dress slightly resembles a football uniform. The result is that Hollywood's powdered, pinched, pushed, pneumatized darlings flash across the screen looking just a little bit more like what every American woman yearns to look like.

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