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New York, 1952. "Television personality Mike Wallace wearing Italian sportswear and casual shoes. Includes Wallace with wife Buff at home." A veritable United Nations of decorative influences here. Photo by John Vachon for the Look magazine article "Italian clothes get the American treatment." View full size.