Fashion: Hold That Mini Line!

Couturier Yves Saint Laurent ordered a gold plated copper cast made of Model Veruschka's bosom, slipped it over a mannequin, and sent her down the runway; it was one way to top off a skirt. Courreges had a model roar up to the footlights in a minicar with a Plexiglas dome, and presented another wearing pingpong balls pasted on her oversized sunglasses. Cecil Beaton sketched. Lauren Bacall applauded. Katharine Hepburn hid out from photographers. Coco Chanel curled up on the salon stairway while her collection was shown and coolly surveyed the crush...

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