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Photo of the Day: Miss Penelope Dudley-Ward

George Platt Lynes, Miss Penelope Dudley-Ward, Harper's Bazaar November 1937.

Miss Penelope Dudley-Ward, the English heroine of the London-Paris-New York hit, "French Without Tears," in a rose, turquoise and gold brocaded lame jacket and a full satin skirt in a deep rosy red. From Mabel McIlvain Downs, a designer who just opened her own shop overlooking the river on Sutton Place. I. Magnin, California, also has this dress.

Could this be the most most perfect dress ever? Its faint historicizing is kept modern by the lean cut of the jacket, which is juxtaposed with the flowing satin to make for a captivating ensemble.

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