People: Aug. 2, 1999

WHY WORRY ABOUT HEMLINES?

Designers often more associated with whimsy than worry seemed to project some millennial anxieties at last week's couture shows in Paris. John Galliano's models, left, sported hats adorned with dead foxes and pheasants--demonstrating how Dior customers can simultaneously snare a meal and a fashion statement. Alexander McQueen at Givenchy suggested that not only supermodels but also the human race may be extinct next century, exhibiting his clothes on fiber-glass mannequins that briefly popped up from the floorboards. And Paco Rabanne illustrated his prediction that the Mir space station will kill thousands when it crash-lands in Paris in...

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