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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The United States not only had its own fashion industry in the 1930s, it had Hollywood, whose golden age began in the 1930s. Thousands more women went to the movies than followed high-fashion developments, and for many one of the most pleasurable aspects of going to the movies was seeing what the stars wore. Hollywood, however, broke away from the slavish trends of the fashion industry and instead came up with its own blend of classicism. Adrian was the preeminent Hollywood costume designer and dressed the decade's most notable stars — including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich — with his simple yet elegant clothes. Dresses that were successful on film were those that not only flattered the actress but also had a timeless quality. Clothes had to look good in black-and-white or in the early attempts at color photography. Hollywood tended toward simple...

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