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WHAT PARIS MEANS TO AMERICAN DESIGNER
BY MME. CECILE DILLON
(Editor's Note Mme. Dillon is one of America's cleverest dressmakers.
She visits Paris'every year and has just returned from her trip to the great
houses on the other side.)
Most of my patrons are of the generous figure type the. type that
Paul Poiret says should go to a doctor and not to him but when I have
dressed them in the proper modification of perhaps a Poiret design they
look more charming tthan any woman of fashion that I saw in Paris.
The new skirts will have much room, about the hips and be very nar
row about the bottom. "When a gown is cut properly in, this style it will be
found that a deep slit at the bottom is not needed.
Almost all gowns will -have some kind of -a tunic or overdress and fur
will be worn more than. -any other season that I have known.
Personally I:thinkthe tendency is toward hoop-skirts, although many ..
of the Paris designers-are showing Oriental trousers. Many of the tunics
are already wired. about-the hips and it is logical to 'think that this stiffen
ing will droop 'tqwaTd"the feeU '
All fabrics ..are of the softest possible description. The new material
called duvetine is' like a. piece of chamois skin. Plush and velvet will be
much worn. -,
Whole, velvet, gowns-.and wraps being perhaps the most fashionable
mode of the winter.
Very'feT trains are seen even on evening dresses, and in Paris one
house is trying to introduce a train on the front of the dress which lays be
tween thefeetand out behind. I do not think this will become popular on
this side. " v
This is -to be a color season. The brightest of colors .wjlljbe worn even
on the street." Brick-red, flame-yellow, emerald-green, yellow-brown, kings
blue and all the "sharp" 'tints-will be worn.
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WOMAN ADMITS SHE' "STUNG"
MEN 'ALL pVER,U. S.
St. Louts, Oct. 27. For the sake
of her husband, a partial paralytic,
whose bride she became when she
was 12 years' old and for her twd
babies, Mrs. Stella Trelleford, 20-year-old
wife of Arthur Trelleford,
aged 39, admitted that for a year and'
a half she4 has led men all over t the
country to ..believe she would marry
them, takingj;heu'money for trous
seau and "dumping", them when they
insisted on coming to St. Louis to ar
range tor the marriage.
She is in one cell today and her
husband, who takes all the blame for
the scheme, is in an adjoining cell.
Poftoffice inspectors found- a book
cbntaining' the names of 500 men,,
with a complete -record of the num-
ber of.-letters written anfl received,
whether photographs .had been ex
changed, how'much money she had
received, whether she had sent her
victim a lock of hair from the box of
hair she kept -for the -purpose, and (
every Qther detail of the "courtship!" '
ShVhad collected and saved $500,
andwhen shelhad received enough
it was the; plan of her husband and
herself 'that- they would buy afarm
near St. Clair, Mo., and live there.
"Now take that 'medicine three "
times a dayafter .meals."
"But, doctor, it'is only 'a very rare
thing when I get a' meal."
"Well, in that case you liad better
take it three times a day "before
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