Living: Welcome to The Fresh Follies

Lacroix conquers Paris

There is something new in the lingerie departments of the nation's clothing stores these days: racks and racks of short, stiff crinolines flaring out into the aisles. By spring they will be bobbing along the streets, impeding entry into buses and buildings and providing the most radical change in silhouette since the mini and the maxi. Does a woman in the '80s really want to look like a Frisbee? Does she care to be the focus of frank stares every time she sits down? Where on earth, in this era of female liberation and utilitarian dress, did these saucy, sexy, impractical...

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