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Here are two gowns expected to
help place America first in fashion.
A prize of, $1,000 was awarded for
each gown by Commodore James
Pugh, Chicago millionaire sportsman,
in a contest to stimulate ambition in
the American girl who has talent for
designing and try to transfer the
"first in fashion" title from Paris to
the United States.
"There is more creative talent in
the United States than in any other
country," says Pugh, "but our girls
have little incentive to develop their
"Next year 1 will offer $10,000, then
$50,000, if that much is necessary to"
awaken American women to the op
portunity that is theirs."
Mrs. B. B. Crone of Chicago won
$1,000 offered for afternoon gowns.
The frock was palest yellow broad
cloth with undraped bodice of Geor
gette crepe in the same color