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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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While New York City imitated Paris, it also felt competition from the other great influence on American style, Hollywood. Americans loved the movies almost as much as they loved their cars. In the 1930s hundreds of thousands Americans went to the movies, where they reveled in the new looks of their favorite stars. Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo set the nation's fashion trends. Hollywood's premier costumer, Adrian, introduced a new classicism to his designs. His sober, beautifully draped, floor-length dinner dresses and elaborate afternoon or cocktail dresses relied on expert cutting, simple yet rich fabrics, and elegant brooches, silk scarves, or unusual collars for their grace. King dressed stars in wide satin pajamas, while Lilly Dache designed unusual hats.

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