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Clerys turns 70, celebrates the 1940s

It’s almost as if Clerys planned the fashion vista for A/W 2011 – on the anniversary of its 70th birthday, having been purchased in 1941 by Denis Guiney, the iconic Irish store is celebrating the 1940s with a series of …

Mon, Aug 29, 2011, 14:30

   

It’s almost as if Clerys planned the fashion vista for A/W 2011 – on the anniversary of its 70th birthday, having been purchased in 1941 by Denis Guiney, the iconic Irish store is celebrating the 1940s with a series of instore events and promotions, gelling so well with the 1940s looks we’ve been seeing all over the catwalks, from Prada and Miu Miu to Gucci and Bastyan.

As part of the celebrations, Clerys is holding a best-dressed lady competition on Saturday, September 24th, where women are encouraged to dress to impress and will be judged on everything from their hair to their make-up and, most importantly, their outfit. The competition will be judged by stylist Cathy O’Connor, Lorna Weightman of StyleIsle and Geraldine Waldron, head ladieswear buyer at Clerys. The winner will receive a €500 voucher for Clerys, as well as, obviously, fame and infamy.

I personally would go as one of these ladies, their thoughts on the war and their men in foreign climes and silk stockings . . . sigh.