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Mainly for Women


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Dress Sense Competition: National Final
Raymond Barbas of the Chambre Syndicat de la Couture Parisienne
Victor Stiebel, Chairman of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers
Iris Ashley of 'Fashion Report' and the Daily Mail
Janey Ironside, Professor of Design of the School of Fashion Design, Royal College of Art select the woman viewer with the best dress sense from the six Regional Centre finalists.
Chairman of Judges. Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes, BBC Television
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the cocktail skirt demonstrated last Wednesday.

(to 15.30)


Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Raymond Barbas
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Victor Stiebel
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Iris Ashley
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Janey Ironside
Chairman of Judges (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Monica Sims

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