My favourite gown, designed by Bernard Newman, from the movie, Roberta
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Have you seen the 1935 musical movie, Roberta? After rewatching it yet again, I am reminded how much I love it to bits! It's got sparkling Fred and Ginger comic banter and dance numbers (one of which I posted a while back), a singing Irene Dunne, and more knockout (if outlandish) mid-30s fashion than you can shake an orchestra stick at. In fact, the whole film is set in a Parisian fashion house (the House of Roberta) and its climax is a fashion show that rivals the Adrian one in The Women a few years later. See for yourself! If I could, I would screencap Irene Dunne's awesome tunic dresses and suits, but alas, it is not to be, so I bring you Youtube instead.