The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1923 · 11
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The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania · 11

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, September 6, 1923
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lie TUB ALLEKTOWN HuKNlN(i CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,: 1923 PRETTY AFTERNOON FROCK CLOTH OF GOLD GOWN .v t s -if WONDERFUL WARDROBE 'OF- ''MISS.ALLENTQWN'' mm w-y : .v 1 1 n a s ," fef " -v -t - If ' i i ' ' , t j. ' A M - " - I i 's - r '-I . 1 - '.St )s- 4 1 i ' i 1 J- ' 1 '' 4 1 i ' ?;M 'Via 1 ' ' t--' iiiiimimi iir -timrTvtumfMT mwm-'"' SS ALLFNTOVN'S M GRACIOUSNESS CHARMS Modiste Says Character as Well as Beauty Fit Her to Be Miss America GOWN FOR CHAIR PARADE OTHER What a delightful experience it was to the modistes who designed Miss Allentown's gowns and enjoyed her girlish delight at all their efforts Is excellently described by Miss Marlon Stehlik, the New York modiste of 35S Fifth avenue. In a letter to the Morning Call. She says: "I have been very happy In designing Miss Allentown's gowns, for not only her beauty" of face and form, but her graciousness and eweetness of disposition deservedly fit her to be Miss America. I congratulate Allentown upon their choice of a very Tjeautiful and lovable girl to typify Miss America. I hope It will be my good fortune to be associated with and to design many more gowns for Miss Allentown." Of others who have worked Inde-fatigably in the preparations for the Beauty Tournament Miss Stehlik says: "It has been a great and rare pleasure to meet and work with Miss Allentown and Mrs. Keller, together with Mrs. Radnor-Lewis, of H. R. Mallinson & Co., Mr. John B. Taylor, of the Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Co., and Mr. Charles Kidd, of Allentown, and many others who have so enthusiastically cooperated with me." Miss Marion Stehlik In this afternoon frock. Miss Marion Stehlik has designed for Miss Allentown an artistic expression of the tunic, made entirely of finely pleated pure hite crepe de chine relieved in its sheerness by a band of black velvet, Slightly raised about the neck and extending on the left side from throat to hem. This note of bold contrast In turn shows relationship with the gown by; a continuous row of tiny white peart buttons dotting the black velvet bands. Phoenix silks were used in this creation. Miss Allentown's slender form and shapely arms will be perfectly draped to this soft pleated gown, her dark beauty being strikingly contrasted. ; A white silk hat by Oilman, of New York, is worn with this frock. FLAME COLORED GOWN JU s - I S - f , , I' 'I v - 'I i VI 1 ft -f 1 4 55 f ft VNSMI ALLENTOWpILL WEAR All Marked by Painstaking Needlework of Skilled and Admiring Women Seven gowns are shown In this issue, but there is an eighth, the lovely going away dress which Miss Allentown wore on Tuesday morning and which attracted the attention of the large crowds that saw her. This is made of beige canton crepe from the Post and Shelden mill in this city and was selected by Mr. Sheldon of that firm. Mrs. Butter-wick designed the gown prettily with straight lines predominating. A narrow yoke embroidered In green and brown and trimmed with buttons makes the neck very attractive. The sleeves are long and tight with a lap falling over the band. .This lap is lined with oak crepe and is embroidered. Narrow bands of oaic crepe form a tie at the neck and small ties at the wrist. There is an airiness given to this gown by a cape finished with hand-drawn wprk and embroidery, evidec-ing much work by seamstresses, admirers of the young woman who wears the gowns and who were determined that as far as lay in their power Allentown would be honored through their handicraft. With this gown is worn another (Continued on Page Twelve) Mrs. M. F. Butterwick For afternoon' affairs Miss Allentown will wear this exquisite creation by Mrs. Butterwick in a rich coral satin finished crepe. Here is an artistic expression of the tunic which is made of finely pleated coral or flame chiffon, falling in points to both sides and front. The chiffon is picoted and trimmed with tiny rosebuds and daisies made of chiffon. The bodice is handsomely embroidered in French knots. The dainty eleeves are mere points, tailing over the gracefully rounded shoulders. A sash of chiffon is tied in a beautiful bow at the side back. An imported silver kid evening slipper made over a half moon last and lcnov. ;i .ui (.Jucen looks t with this gown, while the hat is a wonder. In the hat Mr. Neumoyer scored a splendid triumph. It is a large, classic hat. made of the same rich flame-colored satin-finished crfpe. Theie are imart trimming motifs simulating1 calla lilies. Miss Marion Stehlik, New York de signer and originator of styles, who was Miss Allentown's New York modiste. She was selected by the silk manufacturers because of her many remarkable successes. She is termed a "creator of fashions" and it is often, said of her that she is to New York what Poiret Is to Paris. She is aa" Interesting writer upon design and the trade magazines publish man interviews with her. She is a beautiful young woman of personality, and charm. GOLDEN APPLE IS SOUGHTBY SCORES Girls from Coast to Coast Plead That Modern Paris May Favor Them The earliest story of a beauty contest is that in which the young Trojan, Paris, was the arbiter and awarded celestial honors to Venus as over against her rival, Hera, queen of the heavens. The story is told that at a marriage feast '. an uninvited guest hurled Into the assemblage a golden apple for "the greatest beauty." Various goddesses (as the uninvited guest had planned) promptly engaged in a heated dispute. These were Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. The young Trojan, bribed with the offer of the most beautiful bride in the world, awarded the golden apple to Aphrodite (Venus), with results that have furnished themes for poets, painters and sculptors for thousands of years- This week at Atlantic City a modern ' Paris, consisting of a court of fifteen Judges, will be asked to decide which f?irl In America is the most beautiful. Already three score and ten girls . coming- from cities scattered from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Lakes to the Gulf, are assembled in Atlantic City, supported by thousands of their admirers, seeking the award of the modern golden apple, which in this case Is a polden mermaid valued at $5000 and the national honors and glory that attach to being known as Miss America for a year. The young women wh are competitors of Miss Helen Noble, (Miss -.Allentown) are: Akron, Ohio, Thelma Boyd. Atlanta, Oa Frances Thayer. Altoona, Pa.. Margaret Lillian Ross. Albany. N. Y., Peggy Ross. Asheville, N. C.. Rose Hildebrand. Birmingham, Ala., Louise Newman. Burlington, Vt., Hazel Gove. Bridgeton, N. J., Sarah C. Delp. Baltimore, Md.. Billie Muller. Binghamton, N. Y., Bonita C. Be-ment. Boston. Mass., Margaret L. Black. Buffalo, N. Y.. Irene Knight. Brooklyn. N. Y..- Etbelda Kendln. , Continued on Page Twelve) . ... Miss Allentown gowned for the culmination of this week of gayeties is the veritable Princess out of a story-book. In the Chair Parade she will appear today in a gown of citron-yellow brocaded silk. The gown proper, almost without adornment, fits closely and outlines her perfect form, falling in soft circular ripples about her ankles. The sleeves of the gown showing to such perfect advantage as she rides are long and wide, trimmed almost to the shoulder with "bands of Frenchillo In graduated widths. (Frenchillo is an exquisite development of marabou, closely resembling a soft white fur). From under these graduated bands of Frenchillo glisten narrow strips of silver cloth. A soft band of Frenchillo, lined with silver cloth, finishes the neck. The close-fitting hat is skillfully blended in Frenchillo and yellow. Startling in Its simplicity and the effective treatment of the materials used, this feature gown has been most cleverly designed by Miss Marion Stehlik, so as not to conceal a line of Miss Allentown's sylph-like figure. (The hat is also Miss Stehllk's design). Post & Sheldon silks make up this gown. A beautiful cape In black and silver, designed by Mrs. Butterwick, is thrown in back of Miss Allentown in this creation of citron, silver and Frenchillo, which rests upon a chair draped with soft silks in' shades of morning-glory. The exterior of the chair is covered with silks of a soft grey hu- 9 lli v TAFFETA ROSE GOWN ' it-' s " ' . !S $ &cL - 1 few i 1 1 3 7' ?,i h fa - j Is I W..:1'.-1 ii m i'l MANY ALLE NTONIANS ill vl'- : rf --w' " ;- - 1 1 1 Ii I i iL' ' " v ;f H 1 1 1 1 1 J 1 II I ' ' -- J U 1 Uill U i 1 'A' Jt I 1 It! i; 13 ,H . n 1 1 ii iltlP- ,: J. avf.. j iilil llf t - - r v v ,t 1 If 1 H I 1 ' r I it ii l:i z' 'I S ! ca'. I - I II &4 ?sK" 1 ii i "rri ii 1I1 H 1 - . j. J, J 1 i s - n lis ; " "e I 'gift lKe 1 - 5 E' i 1 51 Miss Allentown's "golden smile" never shines brlg-hter than when sh dons tin's cloth of gold evening gown, made of fabrics woven'by the loom of th" Silk t'o. The gewn was designed by Mrs. Butterwick and Is slightly draped to the left side. This drapery is caught with a beautiful gold rose from which hang dainty petals of gold and rhinestone. Ttio right side and back of thi gown are covered with festoons of gold lace. Pmall rose-buds made cf gold cloth centered with rhinestones form the trimming for the bodice and rlghi side of the gown. Magnificence-reaches its acme in this gown, which is further set off bj golden slippers made especially by AVctherhold & Mctzger for this costume. THE RIBBON GOWN Mrs. M. F. Butterwick, Allentown modiste, who designed four of Miss Allentown's most beautiful gowns, her evening capo of rich black brocaded satin1, and a bathing cape together ?rith lingerie for all the gowns worn throughout the pageant. Mrs. Butter-wick's work for many years has made a reputation unexcelled hereabouts in lier line and her talent expressed In gowning Allentown's "Princess in Silk" constitutes one of the highest and most notable achievements of her career. Here is another of Miss. Allentown's' evening: gowns a bouffant model resembling a glorious rose desired in silk made by the l'.joenix Silk Manufacturing Company. Moire changeable taffeta silk varying from rose pink to a golden yellow is fashioned into a skirt of innumerable petals, edged in deeper rose, and again with a tiny gold picot. 1 . , ' (This trimming edges the petals in a way designed especially by Miss Marion Stehlik to give a flower-like finish). A closely fitted basque is cut slightly low and into a graceful curve at the throat. Tiny lantern-liUe puffs, barely slipping over Miss Allentown's shoulders, complete the striking, though delicately flowor-like evening gown, designed by Mies Ktehlik lor Uie youthful Miss Allentown. : . Photos by .Leeds. ;" ' ". ' ' : ' . - i TO CHEERMISS NOBLE Flocks of Boomers Enthusiastic for Her Chances Today Getting more and more Interested as the big days in the Atlantic City .Beauty Tournament approach, Allen-tonians who had not thought of making the trip have started for the shore and there will be a very large following for Miss Allentown when her chair passes along the boardwalk today in review before crowd of thousands. There is hardly a hotel in Atlantic City that does not have Allent rlan3. As many as could get reservations In the Hotel Breakers did so, deshing to ' bi close to Miss Allentown's headquarters. Among Allentonians who will leave today are Dr. and Mrs. John Noble, brother and sister-in-law of Miss Allentown; Mr. and Mrs. Orria' E, Boyle, Dr. and Mrs. Willard Kline, Mrs. Gur-ney Afflerbach, Mrs. George Ormrod, Lloyd Leeds, Robert Neumoyer, K. J. Crader and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lawfer. There are undoubtedly many Others. 1 From New York, Captain Albert Tilt, of the. Adelaide Silk Mills, and who first conceived the "Princess in Silk" idea and as the saying Is for a good thing "pushed it along," will leave for the shore. , Miss Marion Stehlik, the designer, will arrive in Atlantic City early this morning. It had been her wish that she might meet Mrs. Butterwick there but Mrs. Butterwick had to leave for New York on urgent business and had t' deny herself the pleasure of seeing her gowns displayed so wonderfully. It was stated yesterday that a Mr. and Mrs. Abrams had turned their fine car over to the use of Miss Allentown and her chaperon during the week. Mrs. Joseph Abrams was formerly Miss Zelda Coleman, of this city, being the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Coleman, of Atlantic City, and formerly of this city. She is a sister of the Coleman brothers of the Coleman Electric Co. Her husband is a prosperous real estate dealer, is prominent in the arrangements for the pageant ' 4 -V 5- ?. V '' V V", .i"''--- v if v 7 i ,v -.js- ... VW 1 AVho'd believe that a fown could be made entirely of ribbons? GUM , Frova, of the Allentown Silk Co., said it could be done, Mrs. Butterwick agreed and here is the creation. : The frock is made of three uS!Yc-vcnt widths of black moire ribbon caught together with briar stitches and cut to form a tight bodice and rather wlda skirt. A ruffle of pleated ribbon edged with black lace finishes the skirt. The left side is trimmed with rosettes of pleated ribbon and ends. The neck and sleeves have tiny rows of white moire ribbon. The effect of the gown is elegantly set off by a wonderful large black and white satin ribbon hat with moire ribbon crown and facing made by Rolert Neumoyer of the A. Meaa and' Co! It is a charming, girlish dress, but with, elegance Jtiurt rc-lne3sint in every lino. With shoe.i of xtuiiite Paisley velvet in King Tut colors from the Wethei hold & Mctzger store the effect is superb. A?, . r

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