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DESIGNING WOMEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is (1) a book for the market that absorbed Fashion Is Spinach; (2) for the year in year out market for such books as Rittenhouse's Well Dressed Woman, Post's Book of Etiquette, etc. It is a book that won't ""date"" for the basic theories of line and design and color are there, and the relation of the clothes to the wearer, the etiquette of clothes, and the basic problems of cost are all handled specifically enough for the moment but generally enough to be good indefinitely. It is entertainingly written, smart and light without being cheap. She tells how to make the most of your good points and how to conceal your bad points, how to dramatize your personality, and how to dress the part your have chosen (or the part that has chosen you). Advance promotion planned for department stores with fashion shows suggested as tie up, and cut outs, window cards, etc., from the Jane Miller Illustrations. The book is good merchandise, along the lines of Orchids on Your Budget -- and also a good staple item.

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1938
Publisher: Simon & Schuster