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October, 1924: The front cover of 'Wireless Weekly'. Which, helpfully, seems to have been monthly.

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August, 1939: A model in Mainbocher's corset being helped into her dress backstage, by LIFE's William Vandivert

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August, 1939: The Mainbocher corset, photographed for Harper's Bazaar by George Hoyningen-Huene

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August, 1939: Mainbocher's corset, photographed for Harper's Bazaar by Erwin Blumenfeld

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August, 1939: A cavalry detachment riding through Paris

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August, 1939: Illustrations by René Bouët-Willaumez of the season's new silhouettes: Schiaparelli, Alix and Chanel

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August, 1939: One of the new season's hats by Parisian milliner Suzy, photographed for Vogue by Erwin Blumenfeld

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August, 1939: Vogue's Edna Woolman Chase, speaking to NBC about the Paris couture openings - by John Rawlings

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August, 1939: The front page of 'Le Figaro'

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August, 1939: A double-spread of figure exercises, from 'Marie-France' magazine

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August, 1939: Parisians gather to read posters announcing the latest round of military call-ups.

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August, 1939: A model in Maggy Rouff, photographed for Harper's Bazaar by Georges Hoyningen-Huene

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August, 1939: The lobby poster for Abel Gance's musical, 'Louise'

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August, 1939: 'That Glued-On Look' - Patou's mermaid dress, photographed for Vogue by André Durst

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August, 1939: A deserted Rue de Rivoli

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August, 1939: A workman boxing up the Victory of Samothrace, for removal from Paris to the Château de Valençay

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August, 1939: The new season's Lanvin silhouettes, drawn for Vogue by René Bouét-Willaumez

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August, 1939: A Mainbocher model on the Eiffel Tower, photographed for Harper's Bazaar by George Hoyningen-Huene

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August, 1939: Workers packing up the Louvre's treasures, for evacuation to storage sites throughout France.

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August, 1939: A model in a Caroline Reboux hat, photographed for L'Officiel by Robert RIgassi

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