National Geographic : 1936 Oct
514 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Mondial from European PUNCTUATED BY POUNDING HOOFS IS THE "BIG WEEK" OF PARIS SOCIETY Before turning over its capital to summer visitors from the provinces and abroad, fashionable Paris has its Grande Semaine, which begins with the Grand Steeplechase and ends with the Grand Prix. Here a half-dozen racers clear a water jump at Auteuil during the Steeplechase. © Schall from Pix FASHIONS ON PARADE AT THE POLO CLUB Tea tables are laid beside the playing field at the exclusive Polo de Paris, and between chukkers there is a display of gowns worn by society folk, like that between races at Ascot. Experts in fashions will recognize this as a 1935 photograph.