CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 18, 1970
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(Studio) Some hemlines dropping.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Midi-skirt covers knee [Designer Adele SIMPSON - says knees and thighs must go.] [Designer Bill BLASS - says skirts couldn't get shorter.] [Designer Geoffrey BEENE - says mini-skirts became vulgar.] [WOMAN - says midi feminine.] [CUSTOMER - says midi sales gimmick.] [Bonwit Teller president William FINE - says urged salesgirls to wear midi.] Fashion industry hopes to revive business, require new wardrobes. ["Women's Wear Daily" Joseph BRADY - says dress should sell; admits planned obsolescence.] Anti-midi orgs. forming. [Females Against Dictating Designers' Pat DEEM - says won't follow fad.] [F.A.D.D. Carol OSTROW - says women shouldn't yield to pressure; wants legs to show.] [Designer Pauline TRIGERE - says industry not dictating fashion.] [BRADY - says all women follow fashion.]
REPORTER: David Culhane
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