From the Archives: New York Minute

A dream vacation is different for everyone—just look at the trips featured in this month’s cover story. But for July 1964 The Register cover star Clem Goldberger, winning a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to New York City with Seventeen magazine was more than a dream come true.

The 17-year-old University High graduate and fashion lover was chosen as one of six girls to win the National Fashion Council Competition, which was put on by Seventeen magazine, with the grand prize being a trip to the Big Apple to meet editors, designers, models and more.

The successful six were chosen from a pool of over 300 girls based on assignments in fashion design and merchandising, advertising and copywriting, commercial display, interior decorating and an essay.

“That telegram was the beginning of my life’s most exciting experience,” she wrote at the time, reflecting on receiving the news that she had won. “I spent the next month trying to get ready for exams, graduation, a trip to Florida with the senior girls of University High, and my wonderful week in New York all at once.”

In the 1964 cover story, which Goldberger wrote herself, she recounts her experiences on the trip, including private style shows, editorial office tours, and even walking in the magazine’s fall trend show.

“My glamorous week in New York with Seventeen is an experience which I will never forget,” she wrote. “I was received with such warmth and friendship by everyone. I greatly admire the Seventeen organization for offering such wonderful educational opportunities and enjoyable experiences to lucky girls like me.”