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SPORTING LOOK: A RUN ON INDIA MADRAS
Alice Higgins
June 17, 1963
On Children's Day, the traditional opening event at Devon, it looked as if Main Line Philadelphia was where the population exploded with the biggest bang. There were so many entries in the day's classes that ribbons were still being awarded in the ring at midnight, and the fairgrounds resembled an enormous birthday party to which the invitation read, "Madras to be worn." For young lady spectators, age 3 and up, the uniform was a madras wraparound skirt with a matching kerchief tied under the chin. Young gentlemen wore madras shorts or madras jackets—just like the ones Dad wears to the club. And the snappiest new rig for the outdoor ring was a genuine India madras hacking jacket—like that worn by Cris Pistell, preparing to jump her pony hunter, Silver Scuff, in the picture at right.
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June 17, 1963

Sporting Look: A Run On India Madras

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On Children's Day, the traditional opening event at Devon, it looked as if Main Line Philadelphia was where the population exploded with the biggest bang. There were so many entries in the day's classes that ribbons were still being awarded in the ring at midnight, and the fairgrounds resembled an enormous birthday party to which the invitation read, "Madras to be worn." For young lady spectators, age 3 and up, the uniform was a madras wraparound skirt with a matching kerchief tied under the chin. Young gentlemen wore madras shorts or madras jackets—just like the ones Dad wears to the club. And the snappiest new rig for the outdoor ring was a genuine India madras hacking jacket—like that worn by Cris Pistell, preparing to jump her pony hunter, Silver Scuff, in the picture at right.

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