Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Adrienne Ames, 1930s


Adrienne Ames, 1930s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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"Low-backed, white evening dresses were used to show off a deep tan. Film star Adrienne Ames wears a classically draped back, which could possibly have been designed by Madeleine Vionnet or Alix Barton (later known as Madame Grès). Almost sci-fi style wide sleeves made the column dresses worn for evening look slimmer and longer."

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

4 comments:

David Thompson said...

What a great image. This has it all. And look at the wave in Adrienne's hair. Fantastic.

Mariana said...

I have a few more truly wonderful photos of this actress, she was phenomenally beautiful.

Michelle.Renee.Art said...

What a great blog! That dress and those eyelashes! :)

I found you because I am searching for information on a print I found signed "Packer" and your blog came up. I don't know if it is Fred Packer. The signatures are similar.

If you get a second would you mind taking a look at it on my blog? You seem to be the one who knows whats up with deco! :) Michelle

Mariana said...

Hi, Michelle. I couldn't find any reference to "Packer" on your blog, so I can't help you. I hope you find what you're looking for, thanks for visiting.

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