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WHO'LL DESIGN MRS. CASTLE'S EASTER GOWN?
GIRLS! A CONTEST! JUST FOR YOU!
Do you wish you knew the sort of
gown Mrs. Vernon Castle, THE
BEST-DRESSED """" 'WOMAN IN
AMERICA, will bedeck herself in
And do YOU wish YOU could have
one like it?
Well, you can have both wishes
granted if you want to.
Some American girl PERHAPS
YOURSELF is going to design Mrs.
Castle's Easter gown, and, as a re
ward, she is going to be given a gown
EXACTLY LIKE IT TO WEAR EAS
Mrs. Castle has created more
modes for American women than any
other person ever born this side of
Paris. The present wide skirt is her
Innovation. This Easter she wants
SO SHE HAS DECIDED TO ASK
THE GIRLS OP ALL AMERICA TO
Each big city in the country is to
be represented in this contest. The
Day Book will conduct the contest
for Chicago. Our winning design will
be selected by a jury of expert de
signers and then entered in the na
tional contest, the judge of which will
be the Fashion Art League of Amer
ica, which now furnishes the fashions
appearing in The Day Book.
There will be but one national win
ner to receive the Easter gown, but
To each of the two local people
submitting the best designs to The
Day Book we will give an Easter bon
net, which must not cost more than
THIS IS REGARDLESS OF
WHETHER THE DESIGN WINS
THE NATIONAL PRIZE.
Herewith is a dummy figure of Mrs.
Castle, on which to draw your de
sign. We will print three more of
these figures on the three succeeding
days of this week, presenting various
You may choose any one of these
figures upon which to draw your
model or all of them. There is no
limit to the number of designs you
may submit, so long as you use the
dummies printed in The Day Book.
Get this: Taste and ideas count
more than mechanical drawing abil
ity. Send in your sketch with the ac
companying coupon properly filled in,
and add your telephone number if
you have one.
CONTEST CLOSES MARCH 25.
The winning gown will be chosen
and made up in time for Mrs. Castle
and the winner both to appear in
them Easter Sunday.
Say, girls, isn't this a bigger and
better stunt than our Easter Bonnet
Contest last spring? And wasn't that
a lot of fun? Well, get busy and send
in your designs. And, remember,
Mrs. Castle wears mighty fine and
Send all designs to The Fashion
Editor, The Day Book, 500 South
Peoria Street, Chicago, 111.