:: Columns :: The swingin' pedulum of feminism by Suzanne Fields: "While many in high fashion continue the never-ending search for avant-garde shock, there's nevertheless a recognizable yearning today by young women for fashion both feminine and romantic. Certain shows in Paris are responding, for better and sometimes worse, to satisfy wishes for ruffles, pompoms and bows, something described as 'girlie-girl frilly' and 'powder-puff prettiness.' One New York buyer at the Paris shows harrumphed: 'But what if you're not a virgin?' "

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