Friday, May 15, 2009

Fashionable History: The Women

I was lucky enough to watch The Women (1939) last night on TCM. It's a funny film with an all female fast talking cast gossiping about their marriage troubles. The Women stars Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard, and Rosalind Russell whom in my mind stole the show. One of the best parts of the film however is the fabulous fashion show. This segment (with some amazing 1940's looks from the film's costume designer, Adrian) is shown completely in color while the rest of the film is black and white. If you haven't seen it you must!

If the emebed video does not show click here to see the fashion show segment!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love this clip. Its just like now fashion shows, some really fabulous stuff and some really ridiculous stuff.

Also the remake of The Women was just intensely bad.