Fashion Design Director Clara Henry on trend of longer hemlines: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Longer hemlines, fashionable this spring, reflect a desire for fresh looks to generate sales more than the economy, Clara Henry, director of the fashion design program, said in a March 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the new longer-length look.  Although hemlines came down in 1929, reflecting the austerity of the Great Depression, she said fashion today is driven by what will increase sales rather than what society deems appropriate.

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