Last week half of you thought the 1913 blue and green ensemble was absolutely perfect, but the other half all had some complaint – you didn’t like the beading, or the mix of symmetry and asymmetry, or the beige lace, or the flower, or… So picky! Or so discerning! Despite the tiny bits you didn’t like, it rated a very solid 8.8 out of 10
This week we are staying in the 20th century, but returning to stripes. Adrian is most famous as a movie costumer: he dressed Garbo as Camille (not that you liked that much – it rated a 4 out of 10), and Shearer as Marie Antoinette, as well as Judy Garland as Dorothy. He also did modern dresses in films, and in 1941 he launched his own fashion house, so ordinary women could dress like movie stars.
Or not. This 1944 frock with its puffed sleeves and peasant influence is more girly sweet than Hollywood glamour, but there is a place for girly sweet – if it’s done well.
What do you think? Is this a good example of mid 40s fashion and peasant inspired fashions? Or should Adrian have stuck to historical dramas and screen sirens?
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