San Francisco Fashion History: Fashion Oscars of 1950

Recipients of the "Fashion Oscars" 1950 June 14.(San Francisco Public Library)

“For their work in bringing national attention to San Francisco’s apparel industry, these folk last night won ‘Fashion Oscars’ at a banquet of the Manufactures & Wholesalers Association. Left to right, front row, Cyril Magnin, vice president of Joseph Magnin Stores; E. C. Lipman, president of Emporium-Capwell Corp.; Miss Joan Bennett (who won a special award as outstanding representative of California fashions and spirit); J. L. Sherk, second vice president of the White House, receiving the award for Michel D. Weill, and Thomas E. Brooks, chief administrative officer of San Francisco. Back row, George De Bonis, vice president of the City of Paris, receiving the award for Paul Verdier; Sylvan Frank, president of the association, and Daniel Koshland, vice president of Levi Strauss & Co.”

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