Barbara Stanwyck for Gambling Lady (1934) Edith Head designed most of the costumes for her movies, she had a long waist, Edith solved the problem by: drawing a viewer's attention up around Stanwyck's chest and shoulders, using wide belts, and by bringing the waists of Stanwyck's clothing higher up.

Gambling Lady, Barbara Stanwyck, 1934

Barbara Stanwyck for Gambling Lady (1934) Edith Head designed most of the costumes for her movies, she had a long waist, Edith solved the problem by: drawing a viewer's attention up around Stanwyck's chest and shoulders, using wide belts, and by bringing the waists of Stanwyck's clothing higher up.

Mariano Fortuny dove-grey Delphos gown, circa 1930, printed with maker to the inner selvedge, the armholes and side seams edged in clear Murano glass beads, the satin belt stencilled with silver vines

Mariano Fortuny dove-grey Delphos gown, circa 1930, printed with maker to the inner selvedge, the armholes and side seams edged in clear Murano glass beads, the satin belt stencilled with silver vines

Nickolas Muray, Lucky Strike Girl, ca. 1934. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives . 1934 Art and Industry Exhibition Photograph Collection, Baker Library Historical Collections.

Nickolas Muray, Lucky Strike Girl, ca. 1934. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives . 1934 Art and Industry Exhibition Photograph Collection, Baker Library Historical Collections.

Vintage advert for Lucky Strike cigarettes from 1936 titled ‘Lucky Strike: Girl in Red’. The model looks so exotic in the photo and I love the white tips to her manicure!

Vintage advert for Lucky Strike cigarettes from 1936 titled ‘Lucky Strike: Girl in Red’. The model looks so exotic in the photo and I love the white tips to her manicure!

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