[PW] Request help - Vogue 1916 cite "Brevity is the soul of lingerie"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 06:26:12 PST 2016

The message is a follow-up to the request posted eight days ago.

An entry on the topic of the quotation in the subject line of this
message is now available on the Quote Investigator website. The Wombat
who helped is included in the acknowledgement.

Brevity Is the Soul of Lingerie

Garson O'Toole

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 8:56 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> The request has been satisfied. Many thanks to Jesse Sheidlower, Ben
> Zimmer, and Martha Higgins for help.
> The citation was accurate.
> Garson
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 6:32 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dorothy Parker once quipped "Brevity is the soul of lingerie".
>> Apparently, she wrote the phrase in a caption in the fashion magazine
>> "Vogue", and I am trying to verify the accuracy of a "Vogue" citation
>> in 1916.

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