Time traveling fashion reporter Carolyn Van Wycks reports from Hollywood’s Yuletide from 1935 – and gives us a glimpse of what some of the glamorous starlets are wearing for the festive season. No mention of who the designers are but then actors and designers were all slaves to the Hollywood studios!
Black is Back in !
Kitty Carlisle, a Paramount player wears a stunning black velvet evening gown trimmed with ermine in the new off-the-shoe length. Kitty
also wears a new “Don Juan” hat. To the right Adrienne Ames looks debonair in a new style two piece frock, consisting of a simply made blouse of striped beige-and-black velvet and a skirt of plain black velvet. Fox fur, a forward-tilted black velvet beret, black leather purse and suede gloves complete this distinguished afternoon costume!
Above is an inspiration for the girl who likes to take her black with a dash of color. Adrienne Ames, wearing a simply designed frock of black wool, trimmed with deep collar and narrow cuffs made of striking green and white plaid taffetta. The wide belt fastened with metal clips accentuates Adrienne’s slender waist. Claire Trevor, of Fox, wears a black chiffon velvet dress trimmed with tiny white feather birds; a short cape and an ermine muff complete the costume.
Finally, the delectable Gail Patrick and Sharon Lynn A smart new neckline gives distinction to this black and white knitted sports costume worn by Gail Patrick. These two-piece knitted outfits are highly favored by well dressed women in Hollywood this season, who also endorse the new high-crowned fedora hat, shown here in black felt. Next is Sharon Lynn, wearing a more formal afternoon suit of dark green wool, richly trimmed with deep collar and gauntlet cuffs of mink, a blouse made of a new metallic cloth in green and gold plaid, and a pleated beret of matching green velvet.
Many thanks to the Media History Project, for preserving these wonderful