Thursday, January 27, 2011
Follow the Fleet
Last night I watched Follow the Fleet (1936), another Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical flick. While it is not as dear to my heart as Roberta, Bernard Newman's costumes had me drooling once again. As ever, I am unable to give you lovely costume stills because silly old Netflix Canada does not offer this film on its annoyingly slim menu of classic movies, but I can assure you that if you love adorable sailor getups, chic skirt suits, and dazzling evening gowns (including that drool-worthy plaid gown below), you won't be disappointed! A young Lucille Ball (in centre of first image below) has a part in the movie, too, and I have to say, she stole every scene she was in. Anyway, the costumes have given me some great "resort" fashion ideas (sailor tops and neck scarves and cute little trousers, oh my)!