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'CLOTHES ARE ALMOST HUMAN!" SAYS MRS.
CASTLE TALKS ABOUT EASTER GOWN
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Mrs. Vernon Castle.
Mrs. Vernon Castle, for whom the
readers of this newspaper are trying
to design the prize winning Easter
gown, here gives her ideas of dress.
It is a most interesting exploitation
of the subject of clothes in itself, but
aside from this it points the way to
go in creating the Easter gown de
sign namely, to fit Mrs. Castle's in
dividuality. The design may later be
adapted to conform more strictly
with the winner's individuality.
BY WARREN B. BULLOCK
"A dress is not a garment It is
an expression of the individuality of
the woman who wears it. If it is not
such an expression it ought to be."
This is Mrs. Vernon Castle's defi
nition of a dress. And here is how
she amplified it for me in an inter
view she granted me between acts of
"Watch Your Step," in which she is
"If a person wears a dress to wear
clothing many of us would put on a
flannel shirt and khaki bloomers and
skirts and be out-of-doors folks. But
a gown is more than mere body cov
ering. I always think of my gowns
as part of me they are almost hu
man, it often seems to me!
"But one must remember that a
dress is not a garment alone, and
that to be what it is intended to be
it must fit the type of its wearer. The
girl who is properly dressed must
haye the dress that conforms to her
"NO WOMAN IS UGLY. Many
women dress so they SEEM ugly.
Many a beautiful woman is robbed of
her beauty by wearing the wrong
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