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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1912, Image 9

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'Ordinary women are not in
terested in the tariff on silk stock-
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Why, Gertrude "Hoffmann's!
in on plain' cotton stockings. At
present rate of increase in
es, some df us won't be able to
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So said Mrs. Sara Sibree Bon-
nemann, secretary of the .Wom
en's Wilson-Marshall club of Ill
inois today, when told that the
Women's Taft Republican club
members of New York are going
to wear silk stockings to show
how cheap they are under the
present tariff.
The Day Book refers Mrs.
Bonnemann to Gertrude Hoff
mann, a photograph of whose
style in clothing for her legs, we
are reproducing herewith.
Gertrude in her latest revue,
Broadway 'to Paris," appears
without any stockings whatso
ever. Not that Gertrude would
be so immodest as to appear with
out anything on her legs! Soit
only not !
, Gertrude has an artist paint
about three pictures on her legs
every morning, thus dressing her
self. Gertrude has just begun this
new fashion. She says she is go
ing to make the style popular in
America. She'll probably make
the revue popular if the police
don't stop the rush.
Gertrude explains that the fash
ion was invented by Leon Bakst,
Russia's great painter and inter
national leader in art and fashion.
Of course, there probably will
be difficulties about the new style,
too. There always is a fly some
where in the vaseline.
For instance, supposing it was
a hot day, and Gertrude began to
sweat why,' she'd need to call in
her artist in order to dress herself.
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