A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 4, 1957

NEITHER tumult in the U.N. nor crises in Aqaba deterred or even interested the participants in one annual spring rite—the pilgrimage to the boulevards of Paris to examine the treasure-trove -of Paris' haute couture. For hundreds of years moralists have thundered and savants deplored the "private luxury" of fashion, but its tides have inexorably rolled on, exposing then obscuring bosoms, enhancing then suppressing derrièeres. This week the iron curtain of secrecy lifts, and U.S. women will see for the first time Fashion Dictator Christian Dior's newest enticements to planned obsolescence. See FOREIGN NEWS, Dictator by Demand.

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