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THE MCHIGAN DAILY

I THURSDAY, MARCH lf 1956

THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, MA1~OII 15~ 1D~6

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Young fashion Stylist
Uses 'American Look'

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By ARLINE LEWIS
Fresh ideas translated into ex-
citing and individual fashion have
made Anne Klein one of the most
famous young designers in Ameri-
ca.
The slim brunette, who has al-
ready won several awards for her
designing efforts, proudly consid-
ers herself a member of the "new
regime" in the profession.
Made up of several young styl-
ists the "new regime" has infused
modern ideas into fashion, the
lifeblood of the garment industry
and has partially eliminated the
clotihing nanufacturer's apprehen-
sion of hiring unexperienced de-
signers.
Soft-Spoken Designer
The soft-spoken designer, who
stands a pert five feet three inches,
tarted her career as a free-lanceI
illustrator for well-known styl-
ists.
"The training I received at Girls
Commercial High School in Brook-
lyn was great," she said smiling.
She received a scholarship to
an art college, but after a few
months found it not very worth-
Spray Nail Polish
Popular accessories for that new
spring hairdo are metal and plastic
bands that clip over the top of
the head..
;'These versatil6 hair ornaments
come in models adorned with se-
quins, rhinestones and colored
stones for formal occasions. They
are also available in plain gold or
silver plate or mottled plastic.
Some of the bands are made of
wire covered with velvet ribbon
and decorated with tinyartificial
flowers.
One of the most popular fea-
tures of the bands is that when a
veil is attached, the headpiece is
immediately transformed into one
of the brief new spring h1ats.

while. "They told me I was a
natural," the pretty designer com-
mented, so I started my career at
17,
Tries Designing
Sketching other people's work
lost its charm after a few years
and Mrs. Klein decided to try a
hand at designing. A New York
clothing manufacturer took an in-
terest in her) and gave the aspiring
stylist her first job.
Her creations revolved around
the junior figure, which had been
neglected by the fashion indus-
try.
Success greeted her, but the
youngest designer in the field'de-
cided to retire and become a house-
wife. Away from a specific job,
she continued to design for her
friends "just for fun."
Temporary Stay
When her husband entered the
dress business she joined him tem-
porarily as stylist until he, found
another designer. Her "tenipor-
ary" stay has still not ended and
has made the firm one of the most
important in the country.
Two years ago Mrs. Klein won
the Mademoiselle magazine award
in designing which is given each
year to the 10 top women in each
field.
Several months ago she was
given the Coty award "for
achievement in American fashion."
"American fashion," the designer
remarked, "is not as dependent on
Paris as it used to be."
Rather, Mrs. Klein explained,
Parisian designers have come here
for ideas. "Their fashions used
to be highly intricate, but because
of American influence, they are
much simpler."
Describing her new spring line,
pert Mrs. Klein stressed the "gen-
eral casualness" of its appearance.
The "American Look" of pleated
skirts, white shirts and short navy
jackets prevails.

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SPRING ACCESSORIES-To add the finishing touch to her
new spring outfit the well dressed woman may select a honey
colored leather tote bag and gold cotton gauntlet gloves plus a
gaily colored neck scarf and a bunch of black-eyed susans.

-Daily-Peter Song
BRIGHT TOUCHES-An attractive beige purse and wrist length
gloves with a tan leather belt and white daisies will add a bright
touch to the smart woman's lue or light brown ensemble.

Beige, Brown Dominate Spring Accessories

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CAMPUS BOO0TERY

By PAT NORTON
Accessories for this Spring have
been designed to "mix or match"
with the beiges and light browns
which are dominating the femin-
ine clothing scene.
Predominating the handbag line,
women will find neutral colors
such as cream, briar, brown and
light pinks, all of which will blend
well with their new Easter outfit
of beige or brown.
If milady desires to have her
popular clutch or pouch bag con-
trasting with her spring ensemble,
then she will find navy, red, green
and the ever-popular black are
the number one colors from which
,to choose.
Handbag Styles
Ranging from small to the very,
very large, handbags this Spring
will also be available in box or
tote style.
Not only will the outstandingly
dressed woman find handbags in
any size or shape she wishes, but
she will .also have her choice of
fabrics from which to select her
purse.
With plastics, in clear and neu-
tral shades, to be used at any time,
dominating the purse scene, women
will also find washable leather and
straw bags. A popular material
for the purse of the smartly
dressed women will be linen.
Evening Bags
For evening milady will select
from clear and delicately designed
plastic bags, generally clutch style.
Another accent to the smart
women's ensemble this Spring will
be gloves which will either har-
monize or contrast with it.
Beige, in ' many striking and
beautiful shades, is the basic color
found in gloves. The pastels be-

ing featured in the glove line will
blend well with the beige and
brown dresses and suits.
Wrist, Gauntlet Gloves
To add a smart touch to their
ensemble, women will find popular
wrist length and gauntlet style
gloves in red and white dots or
stripes as well as in navy, gold
and black.
Again this Spring the "one-size-
fits-all" stretch gloves are popular.
These can be found in many strik-
ing colors and with many added
novelties, such as leather framing
the cuff or inserted along the side.
Extremely popular this coming
Spring will be the long gloves to
be worn with coats with push-up
sleeves. Long evening gloves, mi-
lady will find, are also smart.

Women may select from plain de-
signs to ones with delicate bead or
rhinestone designs.
Belts
On the belt scene for Spring,
women will find the contour belts
will add the finishing touches to
their new outfits.
These too, will mix and match
with the predominate spring col-
ors. Vivid orange and wild straw-
berry as well as black patterns will
be the number one contrasting
colors found in the belts around
milady's waist.
Harmonizing pastels and white
will also be seen on belt racks,
Buckles Added
Women may not only select var-
ious styles of contour belts but
they will also be looking at the

many large and fancy buckles be-
ing placed on them this season.
To add the finishing touches to
her suit or dress the smart woman
will select an artificial flower or
matching collars and cuffs.
Ranging from large, brightjy
colored roses or clusters of varie-
gated sweet peas to small roses,
carnations and bunches of bache-
lor buttons, women Will find just
the right flower.
Or if milady chooses to add a
collar and cuff set to her new out-
fit, she will find plain white very
smart or white with red or blue
dots or stripes.
And so it is! Women may find
any accessory they desire in al-
most any style and almost any
color this Spring.

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International Students Comment on Styles

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By NANCY LEIGHTON
International students express
a variety of opinions on American
fashions.
One student from Thailand ex-
plained that his first impressions
of American styles were gotten
through movies, especially musi-
cals. When he arrived here,
though, he found that our stylesI
are not quite as extreme as those
seen in films.
Women in Thailand cities follow
American styles by reading fashion
magazines. They don't wear bob-
by sox, however, because they con-
sider these for children, and be-
cause of the heat.

ing." Here women like to1be seen
in them, whereas in Thailand,
women in bathing suits avoid be-
ing viewed by others.
One complaint, though, was that
"Bermudas look strange because
they distort a woman's figure."
A German student said that here
people have more clothes than they
do in Germany.
Sport Clothes
American women wear sport
clothes, such as slacks, shorts and
bobby sox, more often than Ger-
man women do. Women there
tend to dress up more and to take
greater care of how they look,
since they usually walk wherever
they go and are seen by a great
many people.
Since there is less out-of-school
social life school, they wear dresses
or skirts and blouses to classes

more often than the uniform
sweaters and skirts worn here.
In America there are more for-
mal dances, and almost every
woman has at least one formal
gown.
Germans Dress Neatly
German men also wear sport
clothes less frequently than Ameri-
can men. They generally dress
,neatly and don't wear levis or
saddle shoes.
A student from England com-
ments that the men in England/
dress about the same way as
American men. There are, how-
ever, a few differences in women's
clothes.
He feels that American women
generally have good taste and take
pride in their appearance. They
dress more informally and less
uniformally than English women.

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Bathing Suits
Americans aren't afraid of be-I
ing leaders in the style world. This
student said that the bathing suits1
he has seen here are "breathtak- k

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