Era Fashions Judging
At both Regional and National meets, era fashion judging is a favorite event. Both original and reproduction fashions are seen at these events. Articles on fashions appear regularly in The Restorer magazine. The newly released Fashion Facts is another example of projects undertaken by the Era Fashion Committee for the education and enjoyment of Model A fans.
To help our members collect and assemble authentic fashion ensembles, the Era Fashion Committee has created Fashion Judging Guidelines, much like the Model A Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards for cars. Both sets of guidelines may be purchased from MAFCA.
July 6, 2011
MAFCA Members who worked on the revisions to the Fashions Guidelines celebrate the completion of the project.
Fashion Judging Procedures Manual
The Committee has also created the "Fashion Judging Procedures Manual" to assist the Host Fashion Coordinator, Chief Judge, judges and entrants of a MAFCA sanctioned Meet with instructions for planning a successful fashion event.
At the July 2006 MAFCA Board Meeting, the Board approved access to this manual via the MAFCA web site.
This manual contains three documents:
- The main document provides instructions for the Host Fashion Coordinator, Chief Judge and the Judges.
- The second document deals with the forms for fashion entrants, worksheets used by the judges for scoring the five areas to be judged for each entrant, special awards and the point system used for determining the awards.;
- The third document is Fashion Entrant Information. It provides entrants with information on how to participate as an entrant, the areas judged, sample entry form and a blank entry form.
The Era Fashion Committee wishes to make this information easily accessible to MAFCA members who are interested in era fashion. Host Fashion Coordinators, Chief Judges, Judges and Entrants of sanctioned meets can print all or part of the information in which they are interested.
The FJPM has been revised and two new fashion opportunities are available: "Model A Era Image" and "Display Only." These are MAFCA Board of Director events and were presented for the first time at the 2007 Northwest Regional Group's Pendleton Model A Round-up. We are hoping this will gain the attention of members needing the information to judge and enter.
Fashion Judging Procedure Manual Downloads
Era Fashion History
Era Fashion Judge Jackie Brooks submitted the following idea on how you can keep track of your Era Fashion History:
After I spent several days trying to remember which year and at which event I had judged “Major Garment, the spreadsheet “My Era Fashion History” was created.
You may find this form useful to record your own fashion history. I printed extra copies of the form first to allow for mistakes and kept the original hardcopy as a template for future use.
I added a Fashion History tab in my Fashion Guidelines for quick reference. This includes one or more “My Era Fashion History” pages, a fashion entry form for each year, the returned judging results form, and a picture of the outfit worn at each event. Reviewing previous year’s forms can contribute to the improvement of your entry for the next event.
Also included is a space for events where you judged, Seminars you may have presented and articles you may have written for the Restorer. Each activity should have its own line. I hope you will find this useful.
Get the Era Fashion History Form.
Becoming an Era Fashion Judge
Era Fashion Judging Tests
Era Fashion Judging Tests are also available on the web site, and the Era Fashion Committee encourages anyone interested in era fashions to study for and take the tests, either to gain more knowledge about era fashions to help you assemble an authentic fashion ensemble or to participate as a Fashion Judge. For more information, click here.