SYNOPSIS: In the peace and beauty of Melbourne's Botanic Gardens....beauty of design and fabric. Pauline?
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Background: SYNOPSIS: In the peace and beauty of Melbourne's Botanic Gardens....beauty of design and fabric. Pauline O'Dwyer models the knitted two-piece ensemble which won its section in the Wool Fashion Awards for 1959. Tapered pants topped by a bulky jacket in an oatmeal coloured jersey fabric.
Now, the prize-winning suit priced over 16 pounds. This preview of the winning garments was filmed by an A.B.C. cameraman before the awards were officially announced by the Wool Bureau last night.
Of the twelve hundred garments entered in the competition, this shaggy wool coat with its "Polar bear" look was outstanding. It won the prize for topcoats priced between 15 and 24 pounds. Again, for outdoor-wear -- and particularly appropriate for this setting, is the suit judged best in the competition. In bright red wool, it features a short jacket and a puffed skirt.
For casual occasions, the Wool Bureau chose these garments as best in their sections. The jumper is green with a button-down collar....the skirt is pleated tartan.
Catching their attention - a winning double. On the right, the best dress in knitted fabric....on the left, a coat and dress ensemble with gold lining. High fashion in wool.
Winners of the Australian Wool Bureau's 1959 Wool Fashion Awards are being announced in Melbourne tonight. A record number of twelve hundred entries from all States was received from 125 Australian manufacturers. The Chairman of the Wool Bureau - Mr Gunn - today praised the remarkable variety of new woollen fabrics used in the competition. The supreme award was won by this evening gown of printed wool. Featuring the sheath line, and a long scalloped train, the gown has a black ground patterned with blue cornflowers, with an intricate design in sequins. It was entered by Charlotte Fifth Avenue Gowns of Melbourne. Later in newsreel, there'll be more film of the 1959 Wool Fashion Awards.