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.




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!


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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