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March 20, 1949 - Image 10

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Transparent Fashion
Featured by Diorski

The Grass Is Riz?

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Democracy may finally infil-
trate into the illusive fashion
world, according to Lili Diorski,
world renowned camouflageur of
housemaid's knee.
Diorski, who in her college days!
played left hatrack for the Paris
college of Exterior Decorateurs,
reveals that her latest fashion cre-
ations-which she says "will put a
sack on every Sad-Sack"-will do



Coed Weely
Scrub Time
In the basement of almost every
dorm and sorority house one finds
a superb product of man's in-
genious and progressive mind-the
automatic washer.
When grandmother went to
school she spent Friday afternoons
scrubbing and wringing her week-
ly laundry by hand.
But modern coeds, who possess
a dime and a handful of soap
flakes, can place their laundry in
the Bendix, play a rubberof
bridge or attend their next class
and return to a heap of clean
and partially dried clothes.
ALTHOUGH THE process is a
simple one, occasionally a few dif -
ficulties arise. The first step is
the filling of the Bendix. It is im-
portant to pack the clothes loose-
ly, for an over-stuffed machine is
likely to break down before the
washing is completed.
The more meticulous coeds
make certain that a red scarf
is not among those white
blouses unless pink is fashion-
able this season.
Next, the operator inserts a dime
in the slot and adjusts the dial
to the desired washing time. Thin,
worn dimes sometimes slide
through the slot, and end-of-the-
month users find that no amount
of shaking bor jiggling will start
the mechanism.
with water, a soap solution is add-
ed. If too much soap is used, suds-
foam out of the top of the ma-
chine -a spectacular sight for
sensationalists but a hard job 'to
clean up.
From then on the tlendix does
all the work. If white clothes
do not retaih their brightness
it is advisable to add a little
bleach or bluing to the water.
The' trap below the glass door
should be emptied after every
washing in order to keep the in-
side of the washer clean.

away with social classes by makin,
all women equal in the eyes of the
opposite sex.
Three styles will dramatize the
new creation, Mme. Iiorski ex-
plained--tight at the neck, tight at
the waist and tight at the ankles. I
"Women will not find the re-
stricted ankle style any more dif-
ficult to manage than the present
funnel-like new look skirts," last
year's a gente provocataveure
pointed out, "which have women
hopping on to busses rather than
daintily stepping."
Endless other combinations
are possible, the fashion expert
said-the pyramid style which is
tight at the neck, the goblet
style- which is tight at the waist
and ankles and the balloon style
which is not tight.
Materials for the new creations,
according to Mme. Diorski, will
range from suggestive cellophanes!
(gaily frosted) to a severe iron
"And the colors," the vivacious
designer trilled as the breeze from
the open window gently ruffled the
chartreuse cellophane sack she
was' modelling, throwing her
against the opposite wall, "ah, the
colors-they will reflect the char-
acter of the women who wear
Delicate elephant pink will be
worn by the femme fatale, she
explained, while the home girl
will wearnStalin red. 1
The really democratic thing
about it," Mme. Diorski gurgled
delightfully, "will be the price-
it will be uniformly high."
lats or Heels,
Everything Goes
In Ladies' Shoes
Women who can never have too
many pairs of shoes will be in
their glory this spring with limit-
less varieties coming out.
Playtime footwear will range
from flat flats to the very high-
est heels and wedges for beach
wear, while women will be looking.
down at sturdy walking shoes, for
country, campus and the like, in
styles from the old time saddles
and loafers to up and coining
white bucks.
The high and the low of it will
also be found in evening wear,
going in extremes, but the street
shoe is taking a definite downward
attitude in the heel.
More conservative trends in gen-
eral will apply to the dress shoes
with the opera pump and like toe
and heelful shoes still holding

Radio Opera
Requires Time,
Alert Listening
To the horror of music lovers,
for a while it looked as if therej
weren't going to be any operas at:
It almost became necessary forI
the Metropolitan to give up the
ghost for the 1948-49 season in
view of increased costs of produc-
tion and deficits, said reports.
There hadn't been such a wealth
of expressing of pro and con since
Edward's abdication.
All this excitement was indica-
tive of the fact that the Metropoli-
tan is an institution dear to the
heart of the Saturday afternoon
To those of us who fall into this
category, here are a few ways by
which an afternoon of opera can
become profitable and more en-
Don't hear the opera in
snatches, devotees insist. Plan
studying to permit listening at-
tentatively without doing any-
thing else. Most of us do not
take the performance seriously
enough since we do not have to
go to any particular trouble or

lI mine st'win!,arcelproportionately!
TPilS SPRiNG the fashion in
woolens is more exciting than ever.
Iztnr ret in, !j t() the surface of
t lie fabric, with wonderful weaves
zit ig new emrphasis to a feeling
of texture. This will be the tweed-
zest spring in a long time. experts
pmredict. Pattcrns are small and
(lhn plaids look new and fresh
when "reduced to a minimum.1
Fabrics like homespun, diagonali
weaves, rustic-looking tweeds,
worsteds-small, precisely strip-
ed and checked-are among the
wide selection of woolens for
your choice. Needless to say,
classicaldabardines, crepes, and
(overts are as smart and popu-
lar as ever.

Basic Fabrics Date Back Fifty Centuries

Daily-Bill Wise
A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY-Spring mud notwithstanding, the
couple above, with the late afternoon sun behind them, blithely
tramp through the mire into the time-honored Arboretum. It
must be spring, snow flurries or not!
---'----lem Has--- Underg
U' Empnblerm H as Undergone

! htner hries are avail- ook particularly fashion-right in
able today in stores all over the woolens. Neutrals, gray and tan.
eoniiy( yet most. of them come are well coordinated with accs-
..'n three :ie fibers-wool, cot- sory colors, from delicate mauvy
ton, and rayon, pinks to lavender.
The ilst of . ese, wool. is older All the world wears cotton--
than he m nri ot man. In the from the youngest to the oldest.
Middle At2ds the spinning of wool The art of spinning cotton gmes
was (one 1,ostb by the unmarried back fifty centuries, specimens
:omen of the leisure classes who of which were found in the ruins
resied in (ashies. These ladies of India's City of the Dead, de-
were(aled pinsters, a name we serted about 3000 B.C.
still u eca' for unmarried A decade or so ago cotton fab-
vnren. rics were mostly utilitarian. the
Alito,,b vi ,:l is considered a Cinderellas of textiles, synonymos
(11 :-ii- 1 I be ! the fabric is so wide with work clothes. and never tol-
that yar la costs for erated in the world of fashion.

IT IS HARD to believe this when
we see the lovely cottons shown
this spring. The fashion story un-
folds in yardafter yard of new-
looking cottons, deftly handled inf
the spirit of the Empire and Direc-
toire periods.
During the Directoire in
France, the English and French
armies in the Egyptian campaign
brought back to their ladies lov-
ely shawls of the Orient.
This influence is seen in the
Paisleys, batiks, and rich Oriental
patterns in many of the most ex-,
citing prints. The prints are deli-
cately defined-flowers and checks
are tiny: plaids are miniature:;
stripes are of pin-point width. i
The tweed texture bobs up again,
and cotton tweed for dresses has
become increasingly interesting
for spring.
FINE COTTONS have been giv-
en a fresh, crisp feeling with spe-
cial finishes. The result is a rust-
ling cotton-taffeta dyed in beau-
tiful jewel tones.j
Cottons come in the soft-blue-

to-navy shades, and the coppery
tones that are excellent in wool
fabrics, and in addition, there
are wonderful smoky dark cot-
tons,. These emphasize dark
hhie-green and rich, red plum.
I1ircctoire pinks and mauves are
plaidcd with other pastels.
Newest of all are iridescent cot-
tOis which capture hc vonderful
play of color against color. Cot-
tions today really have achieved
style, color, and beauty.
RAYON, a man-made fabric.
was dreamed of as long ago as
1664 hv Robert Hooke. He lhoped
to manke at fiber to replace the silk:
that camie in robes from China.
But not until the 19th century did
it become a reality. Despiit this
recent development, rayon has its
own-1 fashion importance.
Continuing the season's focus
on texture, there are new all-
over prints on rayon, nubby-
surfaced spuns, narrow woven
stripes in corded rayons. Shan-
tungs are iridescent, striped, or
ehecked, and coordinated with
plains in delightful colors.
As in colors for cotton and wool,
underlying pink tones are used in
rayon. Reds are light brilliants-
almost translucent-wonderful in
shantung. Pale Nile green looks
new--and again, do not forget
All in all, this spring's fashion-
fabric story is one of the most
exciting ever seen.
Fashion Photos
Bill Ohlinger

Lacking action or scenery, those

Many of us do not realize when
looking at the familiar seal of
the University of Michigan what
history lies behind it.
The story begins in 1817, when3
the school was founded in Detroit,1
and known as Catholepistemiad.
The need for an official seal was
imminent, and so a design was
made. It consisted of six pillars
supporting a dome, with a light
shining from above. The motto
"Epistemia" was placed at the
base, and the "University of Mich-
igania" around the margin.
IN 1821, A STATE legislative
act changed the name officially
to the University of Michigan, and
in 1837, when the state was ad-
mitted to the Union, the Univer-
sity moved to Ann Arbor. About
this time the board of regents de-
cided that a new seal was neces-'
sary for the new school, and so
on April 4, a new design was au-
It showed a picture of the
goddess Minerva pointing a
youth the way to the Temple of
Wisdom, surrounded with the
inscription, "University of Mich-
igan," and "Minerva Monstrat
Iter Quaque Ostendit Se Dextra
This Minerva seal was essen-

sSince 1817
tially identical with the design of
the frontispiece of Noah Webster's,
"Elementary Spelling Book." The
regents offer no explanation of
the coincidence, nor do the biog-
raphers of Webster help by tell-
ing how he used this particular
design. or whether he or his pub-
lishers had any correspondence
with Ann Arbo'.
BETWEEN 1863 and 1866 slight
changes were made in the Minerva
seal, but in 1895, because of fac-
ulty objections, a new design was
made approximating the one we
have at the present. The new seal
pictured a Greek lamp upon a
book, the Latin words, "Artes,
Scientia, Veritas," the words Uni-
versity of Michigan, and the date
of the founding of the University
in Ann Arbor, 1837.
However, there still existed some
controversy when a group of
alumni felt the date should be
changed to 1817, the date of the
founding of the school in le-
troit. This change was agreed
upon in 1929, silencing all com-
plaints. The yellow and blue seal
of the University of Michigan,
after a few successful trials, has
at last become a part of campus

in the radio audience must rely
upon their imaginations. Perhaps Colors are subtly blended for
there lies an advantage in not see- city or country wear. They have
ing the trees represented by cotton! been called cloudy. dusty, muted.
nets and palaces represented by Blues range thirough subtle porce-
faded and lacerated backdrops, or lain tones, gaslight, and slate blues
seeing an Italian tenor sing with to dark royals and navy-dark,
a 'Mime' who towers above him. ! bright, or classic.

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