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BELASCO THEATRE
•  FASHION • 
FIRST and foremost fact about summer millinery for 1945 is its recognition of the topknot coiffure furor. Women of all ages and types are wearing the topknot, in one or another of its many forms, and the millinery world is wise to take this into account in the making of hats for immediate use; for devotees of the topknot are fanatic in their affection.

Shown here are two selections from the summer collection of the Millinery Creators' Guild, offered in proof of the fact that in the great current headgear-hairdo crisis, it is possible to have one's cake and eat it too; and with considerable grace. For instance, a more flattering frame for a pretty face could scarcely be imagined than Harryson's deep-brimmed, crescent-shaped bonnet of crispette straw (below) faced underneath with rippled layers of pale pink net. The bonnet allows a high-riding Psyche cluster of curls to escape from a center-back opening. This alluring bonnet is at Altman's.

For a topknot squarely centered upon the crown, a circlet of checked fabric trimmed, like the one also shown in our hat sketch,
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