Posts tagged with "film fashion"

Max Rée: Costume Designer and Art Director

Posted by Christina Stewart June 5, 2013 0 Comment 10831 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 12808 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 […]

Gowns by Adrian!

Posted by Christina Stewart May 22, 2013 2 Comments 21390 views

Adrian was the first designer to use “Gowns by…” as a film credit. He was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s head costume designer from 1928 to 1941. During this time he worked on over 250 films, designing outfits for some of Hollywood’s most beautiful and glamorous leading ladies. Adrian made Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer, and […]

The Cloche: One Hell of a Modern Hat

Posted by Christina Stewart April 17, 2013 2 Comments 11505 views

THE hat of the 1920‘s, the cloche has seen a revival in the past few years and why not? It’s worn close to the head and tilted to one side. Plus it can be pulled down over the forehead as far as you’d like, depending on the level of mystery you want to evoke. The […]

Mary Pickford: Style Icon

Posted by Christina Stewart April 8, 2013 1 Comment 17372 views

I know what you’re going to say, “What!? Mary Pickford a style icon, really? Honestly? Have you gone mad?”  Well no, I haven’t gone mad, but yes, I honestly think Mary was a style icon beyond her “America’s Sweetheart” image. In honor of her 121st birthday on April 8th, let’s take a look at her […]

Dapper Gents

Posted by Christina Stewart April 2, 2013 1 Comment 10593 views

“I’ve just got an invitation through the mail. You’re presence’s requested, this evening, it’s formal, top hat, white tie and tails” Fred Astaire, Top Hat, 1935 [youtube][/youtube] We talk so much about women’s fashion in film that we naturally overlook the men, unless they’re forced to wear something completely outrageous. A suit and tie is […]

Chanel in Hollywood

Posted by Christina Stewart March 27, 2013 1 Comment 30446 views

Coco Chanel in Hollywood, you say? Well, of course, Chanel’s been to Hollywood, everyone’s been to Hollywood! In 1931, after three years of persuasion and wooing, Samuel Goldwyn finally secured the famed Parisian designer to a $1 million contract for designing high fashion costumes for his production company. Not only was Chanel to design the […]

Costume Designers in Hollywood’s Golden Age

Posted by Christina Stewart March 18, 2013 4 Comments 27678 views

Adrian! Orry-Kelly! Travis Banton! Edith Head! Walter Plunkett! These names conjure up images of glittery, shimmery, and glamorous movie stars wearing the most beautiful creations ever to grace the silver screen. These designers created the iconic images of Joan Crawford’s shoulder pads, Bette Davis’s red antebellum gown, Marlene Dietrich’s feathers, Dorothy Lamour’s sarong, and Vivien […]

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