French Fashion NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports that fashion designers are being forced to change with the times in order to survive. Women have become more practical in the way they dress, meaning the market for high-end feathers and frills has dwindled. The result is a blurring of the lines between couture and ready-to-wear clothing. The old-time designers don't like it, but younger members of the industry are learning to compromise.
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French Fashion

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French Fashion

French Fashion

French Fashion

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NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports that fashion designers are being forced to change with the times in order to survive. Women have become more practical in the way they dress, meaning the market for high-end feathers and frills has dwindled. The result is a blurring of the lines between couture and ready-to-wear clothing. The old-time designers don't like it, but younger members of the industry are learning to compromise.