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BY BETTY BROWN
Girl, girls, one of US has designed
the Easter gown for "Mrs. Vernon
Castle in the national fashion con-
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YOUNG CHICAGO GIRL DESIGNS PRIZE DRESS
FOR MRS. VERNON CASTLE
And because of this ability Miss
Coyne is going to get a dress herself,
just like the one she designed for
Mrs. Castle, if she desires. Miss
Coyne's designing heretofore has
been confined to her own clothes and
she is very proud of the fact that she
makes them all. I would be, too, if
I was as clever as she is.
She says she was reluctant to en
ter the contest because she had en
tered others without success, but
friends, realizing her skill, persuaded
her to try.
"I have gone into many prize con
tests with the intention of winning if
I could," she said, when told she had
won. "Then, when I failed to get a
prize I have been disappointed.
"This time I just did my best and
let matters take their course."
"Naturally, I am the most sur
prised girl in the world to know that
I have won, but it surely pleases me,
and I hope Mrs. Castle will like her
Girls, wouldn't all of you like to be
Elizabeth? I would, I know, but we
won't be catty, and will just congrat
ulate her because she so ably cham
pioned our taste in competition with
girls of 150 other cities.
It was Mrs. Castle's desire for
something new that led to the pro
motion of the great design contest.
By appealing to the women of Amer
ica for their ideas, she hoped to get a
gown that would be becoming and at
the same time off the beaten path of
the professional dressmakers.
In this she was not disappointed,
for, according to Mme. Alia Ripley,
former president of the Fashion Art
League of America who acted as chief
judge of the contest, all of the draw
ings showed originality.
"We awarded the national prize to
Miss Elizabeth Coyne because her de
sign of the Castle gown was marked
by a grace and simplicity of line well
, adapted to Mrs. Castle's figure," said.
v EEakerrli. Coyne.
The Chicago Girl Who Designed the
Gown and Will Get One Like It
test conducted in Chicago by The
Isn't that fine? Right here in Chi
cago we seem to know more about
style and the just right things than
those uppity New York girls.
Miss Elizabeth Coyne, 3722 Hern
don St., who has a clerical position
with the board of education, is the
girl whose taste and idea of what's
what was considered better than that
sf the irls. from 15r other cities
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