Original caption: Designer Christian Dior illustrates the new hemline, 15-1/2 inches from the ground, but adds that skirt lengths must necessarily be a question of the individual woman's proportions, avoiding all exaggeration. Unconcerned by the worldwide furor which his "shock look" caused recently, the fashion creator is now relaxing in his Mediterranean villa near Grasse. According to the fashion dictator, his new collection was aimed at giving women greater freedom of movement and shorter skirts were a natural consequence.
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