Posts filed under "Costume Design & Film Fashion"

Changing Styles: Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Posted by Christina Stewart July 31, 2013 0 Comment 4063 views

The inter-war years were undoubtably tremendous times of change, but the crux of this happened in the years immediately following The Great War, and no one highlighted this better than Cecil B. DeMille. By DeMille’s stylish use of the gorgeous Gloria Swanson in a string of fashionable, and dare we say modern films, the culture […]

What A Way To Go! (1964)

Posted by Christina Stewart July 24, 2013 0 Comment 6796 views

What a concept! What a cast! What a wardrobe! Twentieth Century-Fox’s film What A Way To Go! is quite the star-studded affair. I mean you can’t really go wrong with a Betty Comden and Adolph Green screenplay, J. Lee Thompson direction, Sydney Guilaroff hairstyles, Ben Nye and Frank Westmore makeup, Harry Winston jewels, with Edith […]

Talk To Me, Harry Winston: Cinematic Baubles

Posted by Christina Stewart July 17, 2013 0 Comment 7990 views

They sparkle, glisten and pop on-screen and off. Hollywood jewels have been catching our eyes and hearts since movies began. These cinematic baubles have adorned our favorite male and female stars, their clothes, and accessories. They’ve even had movies centered around them. Our fascination with the jewelry styles of the past have been driving the […]

Hedda Hopper’s Hats

Posted by Christina Stewart July 10, 2013 1 Comment 13410 views

Hedda ‘The Hat’ Hopper was one of America’s best known gossip columnists during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her long standing feud with rival Louella Parsons and the legacy of her trademark hats is the stuff movies are made of. As a young actress in New York, she became known for her love of high fashion hats. […]

Style Evolution: Doris Day – Part 2 (1961-1973)

Posted by Christina Stewart July 2, 2013 1 Comment 9378 views

Doris Day is our conception of the perfect girl next door, but in the later half of her career she really came into her own as a marvelous comedienne. She was able to convey the complexities of marriage with remarkable reality and candor, not to mention humor and class. She grew up and evolved on […]

Style Evolution: Doris Day – Part 1 (1948-1960)

Posted by Christina Stewart June 26, 2013 1 Comment 10048 views

Doris Day is our conception of the perfect girl next door. Spunky, beautiful, endearing, talented, and boy can she put over a song! Her style evolution over her twenty-five year career is fascinating and, much like the stars of today, it demonstrates not only the styles of the time, but also her development into a […]

Ginger Rogers: The Infamous Feather Gown

Posted by Christina Stewart June 19, 2013 2 Comments 22759 views

Heaven, I’m in Heaven / And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak / And I seem to find the happiness I seek / When we’re out together dancing, cheek to cheek Reduced to… Feathers, I hate feathers / And I hate them so that I can hardly speak / And I never […]

How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

Posted by Christina Stewart June 12, 2013 0 Comment 11794 views

What makes How To Marry A Millionaire a thoroughly enjoyable film? Is it because it stars the beautiful Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in Technicolor? Maybe. Could it be that this was 20th Century-Fox’s first CinemaScope film, directed by Jean Negulesco? Perhaps. Or that the sparkling Nunnally Johnson script was based on Zoe […]

Max Rée: Costume Designer and Art Director

Posted by Christina Stewart June 5, 2013 0 Comment 10026 views

ho? Max Rée was an extremely talented Danish born costume designer, art director, and illustrator. His artwork graced the covers of The New Yorker magazine, his costumes draped the shoulders of Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Mary Astor, and Olivia De Havilland. In 1931, he won an Oscar for Best Art Direction for his work on […]

DeMille’s Opus: Madam Satan (1930)

Posted by Christina Stewart May 29, 2013 3 Comments 11782 views

“Don’t try to believe it. Just accept it for what it’s worth, the most amazing, lavish, gorgeous DeMille spectacle ever put on screen…” opens Photoplay magazines October 1930 film review. We couldn’t agree more, this film is over the top. It’s almost as if Cecil B. DeMille couldn’t make up his mind what to do […]

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