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Peggy, Jean, and Dusty were just three of the co-eds that made up the six percent of American women who attended college in 1941 - and that was all that was required of them in order for the trio to sample fashion's latest wares and sound-off in the attached Fall fashion review.

The fashion archives have indicated that the vast majority of college girls tended to rely on the ol' dependable skirt/sweater combo, yet these campi-cuties sampled a quilted "Deb-Robe", for those chilly nights around the dorm, a "date dress" (no explanation needed), a topcoat composed of "Anacuna" (we think that this was an ad man's name for lambswool; mimicking the name "vicuna" which is a remarkably expensive wool), and a corduroy jerkin. All of them passed with flying colors!

Click here to read about the fashion legacy of W.W. I...

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College Fashion (Look, 1941)

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College Fashion (Look, 1941)

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