I’m all inspired by 1940s fashion right now! I thought, to share inspiration, I’d pass on some of my top favorite 1940s movies for fashion and costume design.
In no particular order:
#1- Cover Girl(1944). Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly. Costume Design by Travis Banton, Muriel King, and Gwen Wakeling
Image source: Nancy Girl Blog– Go to the post for great screen shots of this film.
#2- Pin Up Girl (1944)– Betty Grable, Martha Raye. Costume Design by René Hubert.
Image Source: Andi B. Goode on retroaesthetics on Livejournal. Check out the link for more great screen caps.
#3- The Philadelphia Story (1940)- Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart. Gowns by Gilbert Adrian.
Image Source: Vili Flik Blog.
#4- State Fair (1945)- Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews. Costume Design: René Hubert.
Image source: Ruffles & Whiskers blog.
#5- Casablanca (1943)– Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart. Costume Design: Gowns by Orry-Kelly.
Image Source: Fashionable Forties. Check out the blog post for more great images.
#6- Now, Voyager (1942). Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Costume Design: Edith Head.
Image source: She’s in Vogue blog. Check out the link for more images.
#7- Ball of Fire (1941)– Barbara Stanwyk, Gary Cooper. Costume Design by Edith Head.
Image Source: Screwball Cinema Blog.
#8- The Lady Eve (1941)– Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda. Costume Design by Edith Head.
Image Source: Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule
What are your favorite 1940s films for fashion?