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  • For Anglomania, Westwood delivered swingy dresses with waspwaisted bustier-belt hybrids and skintight jeans and sleeveless vests in metallic denim.

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  • The House of Worth relaunched several seasons ago with a lingerie line, but Italian designer Giovanni Bedin's collection of eight waspwaisted bodice dresses in fine lace and tulle were the label's first foray into couture in more than half a century.

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  • The master of another kind of excess, Christian Lacroix, toned down his Baroque opulence, turning out a collection of (relatively) simple, perky cocktail dresses, cocoon coats and clean-lined, waspwaisted suits in gray tweed.

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  • And once again, Galliano proved that after more than a decade the helm of Dior, he can still dream up new variations on Mr. Dior's famed Bar jacket: Enter this season's hard-boiled Bar trench, the sophisticated, waspwaisted cousin of the Sam Spade staple.

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  • _ (From a corner the morning hours run out, goldhaired, slimsandalled, in girlish blue, waspwaisted, with innocent hands.

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  • If that doesn't describe Vampira (a.k.a. Maila Nurmi), nothing does.

    January 1, 2008

  • "From a corner the morning hours run out, goldhaired, slim, in girlish blue, waspwaisted, with innocent hands." Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    January 1, 2008