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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 18, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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FRILLS AND.' FANCIES OF FRENCH FASHIONS
MIRRORED BEFORE AMERICAN WOMEN
f BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
Madame Paquin, who .for her "aid
in the, industries of France" was dec
orated with the cross, of the Legion
of Honor long before, a reluctant
government recognized the genius of
Sarah Bernhardt with the same
honor held an exhibition of fashion
in the ballroom of the Ritz.-Carlton
recently, which. New York-dressmakers
have accepted asthe first and last
Mme. PaquVn"and One of Her "No
Back" Gowns.
word in the . matter of coming styles
for women.
A little theater had been erectedfin
one "end of the" large room on the
opening day. "Mannequins," the
French word for . live models, suc
ceeded each .other intr the -audience
and made a stately tour up and down
the aisles so that everybody might
see just what the czarina of French
fashion has decided that women shall
wear.
This year eighty gowns for street,
afternoon and evening were shown.
After studying them all, I am able to;
summarize their principal points as
follows: i
Skirts are wide. They are slit at:

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