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Footwear Predicted To Take Limelight
As Short Skirts Make 1950 Comeback
Fashion interest will turn to the
foot this spring as experts pre-
dict that shoe sales-will reach a
new peak in 1950.
"With shorter skirts coming
back into style, the accent on
footwear will definitely increase,'
said one local dealer. "Shoes will
be noticed now more than ever
"Gentility" is the word to de-
scribe the newest styles in women's
high fashion shoe apparel. Coeds
will welcome manufacturer's ef-
forts to stress lightness and cool-
ness in their spring shoes by
bringing intricately-cut, feminine
emphasized designs to the fore-
SPRING SHOWINGS will fea-
ture the open-faced look in the
new dress shoe with dainty strap-
lets and delicate asymetrical pat-
terns and cut-outs.
Lighness and suppleness will
also be emphasized even in the
dorsay and opera pump styles
which will continue to be high
on everyone's footwear list. "The
closed heel and toe shoe is still
a wardrobe item and will do for
every occasion," said one local
Color contrast will be stressed
this spring and summer in the
high fashion shoe. Women will
choose their footnotes and acces-
sories in a variety of contrasting
colors to accentuate their outfits.
AN INCREASED importance
will be laid on buying shoes with
other matching accessories of the
same color and material. Former-
ly it was difficult to get manufac-
turers to match women's bags and
shoes, but now coeds can have a
perfect outfit by purchasing inex-
pensive accessories of the same
material and color as their shoes.
Navy blue, a four season shoe
solor, is the leader in the spring
showings. Red, also a year
"around shade for footwear, will
be the biggest color this spring.
Because of its brilliance and
ability to contrast with other
apparel, red is called a "promo-
tional" color in the shoe world
An up and coming shade, balen-
ciaga, will follow red in popular-
ity. This new color ranges from
an off-white to the light tan and
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TRADITIONAL browns, greys
and dark greens will take a back
seat this spring as the lighter and
more brilliant colors zoom into
the limelight. Pastels will high-
light both street and evening wear
in the dress shoe variety.
Multi-color pastel sandals are
being shown in stores all over
the country and will be used to
accenuate the more simple
spring and summer outfits.
White will definitely not be seen
in any volume during warmer sea-
sons. Instead, merchants are
stocking shelves with a wide var-
iety of off-white shades .ranging
from natural to eggshell and the
deeper tans. "We only have a
small selection of spring white
dress shoes for graduation and
other such occasions," said one
Ann Arbor dealer.
BLACK WILL continue to be
good in a cocktail shoe and for
evening wear. Coeds will want a
shell pump in that color to dress
down an outfit and the delicate
stripping heel to highlight a dres-
Spectators for late spring and
summer will still be in the foot-
wear picture with only the clos-
ed style in brown and white and
blue and white being very prom-
Linens are crowding spectators
into the background this year.
Because of their lightness, cool-
ness and ability to be dyed any
shade to match an outfit, both
linens and shangtung will be val-
uable in a woman's wardrobe.
* * *
SHANTUNG is rapidly rising in
popularity and will be rated over
linen this spring and summer.
This material will be especially
good in pastels, off-whites and
eggshell shades and can be dyed
to any color imaginable.
Polished calfskin and kid will
be very good for townwear with
suede, usually a fall and winter
shoe, becoming very popular as
both an afternoon and evening
Patent leather will be stronger
than last spring but will not be
at the top of the list in footwear.
Local merchants say that' they
will have only a small ;selection
in that material.
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LIZARD WILL be seen in a wide
variety of styles. One national
fashion magazine featured an
off-orange sandal in this mater-
ial with a T-strap in front and
a grip for a heel. White reptile
will also be shown in a few styles.
Manufacturers promise that this
shoe will not discolor ahd .:.,are
giving a guarantee with each pur-
SHORN LAMB LOOK-According to Jim Erwin's facial expression,
Pat Rossman's close cropped cut has a definite negative rating.
Campus males seem to bestow hearty disapproval on the shorter
bob and yearn for the return of longer tresses.
Males Turn Thumbs Down
On Short Bob, Poll Shows
Swayed by Gem
According to the popular ditty
currently being heard on the gay
white way, "diamonds are a girl's
This quote applies not only to
the female contingent, but to the
members of the stronger sex as
well. A look at, the pages of his-
tory will reveal to even the most
casual onlooker, that prince and
pauper alike have all been swayed
by the glitter and glimmer of a
THE GREAT Mogul Diamond
had as its first owner Emir Jemla,
an important official in one of the
numerous kingdoms of India. Un-
fortunately, the good man accum-
ulated too much wealth for his
own benefit and soon had to trans-
fer his citizenship to the land of
the Mogul Empire. To do this it
was necessary that the Mogul em-
peror be appeased. This was ac-
complished via the Mogul Dia-
mond, hence its name.
According to legend, the em-
peror had, in turn, a rather un-
dutiful son who soon took over
his father's throne, including
the possession of the fabulous
At this point, the tale disappears
along with all traces of the dia-
mond. Speculation has reigned as
to its fate. Perhaps it was stolen
and cut up into smaller stones to
avoid dection, or it may have even
just disappeared. No one seems
to know the answer to the riddle,
and probably no one ever will.
* * *
JUST AS MUCH a mystery as
the finale of the Mogul gem is the
origin of the fabulous and fan-
tastic Hope Blue diamond. It first
came to the public's attention in
1812 when an Englishman made
two detailed sketches of it.
How it was first discovered or
what happened to it during the
next eighteen years remains an
unsolved mystery to this very
day. About 1830 it turned up
set in a brooch in a London
Rescued from its deary dwelling,
it exchanged hands twice before
being bought by Edward McLean
of Washington, D.C., but its ori-
gin is still as dark as before.
So the story goes, diamonds may
come and go, but they are still
worth their weight in gold, and
dollars, to male and female alike.
Thus, diamonds are not only a
gal's best friend, but they're not
exactly an enemy of the male sex
This spring's gloves will be the
perfect accessory for every cos-
tume, say fashion experts from
coast to coast.
Most popular in length will be
the convenient "shorty" gloves,
that can be worn with suits and
afternoon dresses equally as ef-
SHOWN in all shapes and pat-
terns, the "shorty" is designed for
a neat and smart appearance. Fea-
tured especially for suits is the
plain glove with stitch interest.
One design shows a turned-back,
stitched-down cuff with a side
slit. Whip stitching is used ef-
fectively .to trace a design down
the back of the glove.
'Shorty' Gloves Will Dominate Fashion Scene
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as seen in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar
Departing from the plain cuff
is a semi-circular frame for the
hand with a whip stitch pat-
tern. Scallops in many varieties
will also be shown.
Basic colors will be best, as al-
ways, but they will blossom out in
new and different shades. Perhaps
the most striking will be a hue
called "shammy" which is just off
yellow. Closely related to this is a
Both may be worn with black or
brown as a startling contrast or
may be blended with a soft tan.
* * *
HIGHLIGHTING the yellow
colors will be a deep gold glove-
shade whose creators had beauti-
ful contrast in mind for it. Worn
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By JAN DUJARDIN
Flowing tresses are returning if
men's views still influence wo-
A campus survey of the Mich-
igan man's favorite "coiff" yield-
ed results quite surprising to this
when questioned as to his views
on women's hair styles, merely
choked and said, "Do you mean
The most astounding com-
ment came from "Moose" Dun-
ne, '52, who expressed his the-
ory that the Michigan coed was
b nnminm in fan4 tr dith n. tt
ecoming inectea win a surge
"ANYTHING BUT the shaven, of national patriotism.
mannish bob," came the standard
reply. There were numerous men- "They resemble that great sym-
tions of the "good ol' days" with bol of American democracy, the
their knee length skirts and Bald-Eagle," he commented.
shoulder length bobs. Femininity Outside there will be the weep-
has flown with the shingle-cut, ing and rusting of shears.
lamented one male student.
Another response to t h e Bed room Slippers
query, "Long or short?", came
when a Stockwell waiter ex- Shown in Black
so grew acrid differdlt
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Jim Erwin, '52, also of the old
school, and a staunch member of
"Club Gentlemen Conservatives,
Inc." said, "Can you think of any-
thing more conducive to the pro-
mulgation of the New Deal than
an opulent blonde with four ftet
of crowning glory?"
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BILL UPTHEGROVE, ' 50 E,
While the pink to red shades1
aind delicate pastels take over in
the street and dress shoe, all eyes
will turn to black as the dominat-
ing color in bedroom slippers.
Green, which has been neglected
for five years, is also coming up,
according to local shoe dealers.
Coeds will find the largest se-
lection of bedroom slippers in lea-
ther but can also choose from a
wide variety in such ihaterials as
chenille, rayon-satin and cotton
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