• Created Date
  • 8-18-03
  • Description
  • Photograph, b/w. In the 1930s the new look in fashion was elegant and serene with an emphasis on femininity. Hemlines dropped, mirroring the crash of the Stock Market. Gone were the elaborately beaded chemise dresses of the 1920s and in their place was fashion that reflected leaner times. The silhouette of the 1930s evening dress was simple to the extreme: a dress cut like a slip, on the bias. Compared to the ideal woman of the Twenties, the c... more
    Photograph, b/w. In the 1930s the new look in fashion was elegant and serene with an emphasis on femininity. Hemlines dropped, mirroring the crash of the Stock Market. Gone were the elaborately beaded chemise dresses of the 1920s and in their place was fashion that reflected leaner times. The silhouette of the 1930s evening dress was simple to the extreme: a dress cut like a slip, on the bias. Compared to the ideal woman of the Twenties, the carefree young flapper, the ideal woman of the 1930s was older and more sophisticated. Pictured here is an unnamed MGM actress in a monochromatic ensemble with the textures of the various pieces playing against each other. American Dream; American Communities in History; Depression Photo Essay. 16 History; 15 Economics. less
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  • Fashion1