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June 13th, 2005

Anne Shirley, you were right.

Ah, the fashion industry was just as schizophrenic about 100 years ago as it is today...

But then, even youth cannot afford to gratify taste in colorings regardless of individuality. If the best points are to be brought out, each type must be carefully studied. The red-haired girl will not choose the shades of baby blue, if she is wise, because the contrast will only intensify the red in her hair...

- from "Problems of Dress" by Helen Berkeley-Loyd, The Delineator April 1907

And on the cover of the same issue? A flaming red-haired Gibson girl. Dressed in contrasting colors that "only intensify the red in her hair."