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  • Madge Wainwright, owner of an exclusive women's wear store, sees cheap knockoffs of designs she is selling for big bucks and complains irately to fashion house owner Wally Dunbar and chief designer Rick Stassi, who decide to scrap their previous work and create new designs with model Kitty Wynne as the focus. Madge and Rick were once an item. Wally is seeing Kitty, who also has a history with Rick. Assistant designer Lisa Ferrand wants Rick, but he spurns her. Lisa's husband, photographer and lush Bud Ferrand, shoots a series of Kitty in the new designs. Wally discusses design security with Perry Mason, who assigns the case to Paul Drake, who follows Kitty to Rick's house and finds sketches of the new designs in her car. Newspaper ads appear for a competitor with the new Dunbar designs. Rick is killed and Kitty charged with murder.

    - Written by richardann
  • Perry Mason is approached by one of his regular clients, Wally Dunbar, the owner of a fashion house whose new designs are being stolen by the competition. He's already lost one customer, upscale boutique owner Madge Wainwright, after she sees the cheap knock-off of an expensive coat sold by Dunbar in a department store window. Perry gets Paul Drake on the case and they soon have men keeping an eye on Dunbar's offices. There are several employees who could be at fault here but when Dunbar's clothing designer Rick Stassi is murdered model Kitty Wynne is arrested. She had been seeing Dunbar, so Perry defends her at the preliminary hearing. Stassi and Kitty has once been involved but that was often the case with Stassi who had affairs with several women, including Madge Wainwright and his assistant, Lisa Ferrand, who is married.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • A model is charged with murdering a fashion designer after trying to recover documents showing they had an affair. In addition she was found with drawings of the new fashions which are being stolen from the company to make knockoffs.

    - Written by Anonymous

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Madge Wainwright ( ) is walking her dog when she looks in a store window. Shocked, she rushes in and starts removing the dress from a manikin...

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