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The Miss Israel beauty pageant was first held in 1950. In her book “Fashion in Eretz Israel” ‏(Yedioth Ahronoth Publishers, 1996; in Hebrew‏), Ayala Raz writes that the contestants were asked to appear in what was called “national dress.” Following extensive discussions, the “Daughter of Zion” dress, designed by Pnina Riva in 1936, was chosen . Those were the early...