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January 12, 1999
Clare Potter, 95, an American fashion designer of the 1940s and '50s who helped invent women's sportswear. Along with Tina Leser and Claire McCardell, Potter "really inspired the market," said Maggie Murray, visual director of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Potter became a fashion star under the sponsorship of Dorothy Shaver, the legendary head of New York's Lord & Taylor department store in the 1930s.
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January 12, 1999
Clare Potter, 95, an American fashion designer of the 1940s and '50s who helped invent women's sportswear. Along with Tina Leser and Claire McCardell, Potter "really inspired the market," said Maggie Murray, visual director of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Potter became a fashion star under the sponsorship of Dorothy Shaver, the legendary head of New York's Lord & Taylor department store in the 1930s.
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March 1, 1987 | Herbert J. Vida
Just imagine billiards legend Minnesota Fats watching a pool tournament . . . and all the players are wearing formal gowns! No doubt Fats might think of chalking it up, so to speak, but that fashionable approach isn't so surprising to Laura C. Campbell of San Clemente, who may be the country's only designer of apparel for women billiard players. But while the dress code for professional billiard tournaments is mock tuxedos or evening gowns, Campbell said, some women believe it has drawbacks.
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March 1, 1987 | Herbert J. Vida
Just imagine billiards legend Minnesota Fats watching a pool tournament . . . and all the players are wearing formal gowns! No doubt Fats might think of chalking it up, so to speak, but that fashionable approach isn't so surprising to Laura C. Campbell of San Clemente, who may be the country's only designer of apparel for women billiard players. But while the dress code for professional billiard tournaments is mock tuxedos or evening gowns, Campbell said, some women believe it has drawbacks.
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