Thursday, January 12, 2012

Roberta (Revisited)

In anticipation of the upcoming "Tea with the Vintage Baroness," I was planning to do a little post about 1930s afternoon dresses and I may still do, if time permits.  In the mean-time, some of you may find The Painted Woman's post informative and illustrative of possible tea table garb.  I also thought I'd re-post a video clip from my absolute favourite 30s fashion-centred films: 1935's Roberta.  Yes, Fred and Ginger are as swoon-worthy as ever in this flick, but it's the Bernard Newman-designed CLOTHING that keeps me hitting pause, rewind.


Check out the Suits, Hats, & Coats:







Drool-worthy Dresses Night and Day, with lots of stripes and bows








19 comments:

Sara said...

Wow, stunning costumes!

Rachael said...

How I love that film but it's such a forgotten film for Fred and Ginger.

Q's Daydream said...

I've seen this so many times. LOVE!

Hannah said...

Oh my gosh I always thought I had seen this film but I obviously haven't could not forget those clothes, oh my I need a time machine or a seamstress stat! x

wacky tacky said...

It's that striped dress with the bow that kills me every time! AMAZING! I've got to bone up on my sewing skills...

Jessica Cangiano said...

The words "ravishingly elegant" spring to mind. This film truly is rich in strikingly wonderful mid-30s fashion - thank you ever so much for sharing some of your favourite sartorial highlights from it with all of us.


♥ Jessica

Kelly-Marie said...

OH MY!!! Seriously, this film looks too much. Yet another incredible film you have introduced me too. Can't wait to watch and start drooling over those clothes. Ditto to what Hannah said, I so wish I had a time machine.

Miss Rayne said...

Adore this film, what I love about most of these clothes is the impractability, definately what we today would call Taxi Clothes.

Solanah said...

Ahhh! Too much pretty!

Well, there's no such thing, but this comes close! Wish it was streaming on Netflix, I need more pretty clothes to gawk at!

xoxo
Solanah

BaronessVonVintage said...

Hurrah for 30s taxi clothes :)

Wacky Tacky: I'm with you...that striped gown is SO perfect!!

xo

Debi said...

Love, love, love! So much sewing inspiration!!!

Elsa said...

This looks amazing. Thank you for sharing, I know what I´m watching this weekend! :)

What-I-Found said...

Oh, thank you for that few minutes of being transported. I had seen this years ago, but it was wonderful to relive it tonight.

Charlotte said...

Wow, those are some truly incredible outfits! I don't do 30s much, but these ensembles really have me itching to visit the era sartorially!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Second Hand Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous clothes and all the women look so elegant and stunning! I love the big striped dress. I'm not normally a fan of musicals but I will be ordering this one off Amazon, thanks for showing us the lovely pictures and introducing us to this film! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

BaronessVonVintage said...

This really is the swooniest flick. I almost pass out every time I rewatch. Be sure you have a fainting couch and smelling salts at hand when you tune in :)

Rowan said...

I've always loved the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, the clothes from them are fabulous. The striped dress reminds me of the one Myrna Loy wore in The Thin Man. Must find Roberta and watch it again.

Celia Rose said...

This is my favourite Fred and Ginger! Partly because I absolutely love the fashion!

Lauren said...

This is definitely one of my favorite movies! Wish I could join you for tea Saturday. I am, unfortunately, stuck in Kansas...