Glamour and Art~

Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing a collection of gowns and jewelry worn in movies from the 30’s and 40’s at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston…..

 

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Such tiny waists!  But the detail up close was A-mazing.  These gowns were worn by the starlets of the period, including Gloria Swanson, Anna May Wong, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and Joan Crawford.

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Mae West was so tiny, she had these custom “shoes within shoes” made to giver about 8 more inches of height.  The designers always made sure her gowns were long enough to cover the “first shoe”….I would hate to tumble off these!  I am still nursing bruises from my 70’s platforms!

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And check out this one below, by the Divine Ms. Coco Chanel….I would walk across hot coals to wear this dress today….Timeless, gorgeous.

 

IMG_1287This exhibit runs until March 8, so if you are in Beantown, check this out.

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