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The hem of this dress falls into many soft point, resembling a handkerchief.  This technique has remained consistently popular. 

 

                                          Callot Soeurs, 1927.

 

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“Why do skirts become shorter?  Because they have been long.  Why do they become long?  Because they have been short.”

 

                                                                                                   Lars Svendsen,

                                                                        Fashion: A Philosophy, page 28.

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