Hats From The Women (1939) Part 2

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Partway through the movie The Women there is a 10 minute fashion show shot in Technicolor. It is a bizarre break from the story and something the director originally wanted to take out. But it is such an interesting capsule of fashion from the time, and really showcases the work that makes costume designer Adrian's name so iconic.

The Women 1939 Color Hat 1
The Women 1939 Color Hat 1
The Women 1939 Color Hat 2
The Women 1939 Color Hat 2

Love the painted silk lining. The hands give it a bizarrely surrealistic touch

The Women 1939 Color Hat 3
The Women 1939 Color Hat 3

Adrian also did the designs for Wizard of Oz this year. Notice a witch theme?

The Women 1939 Color Hat 4
The Women 1939 Color Hat 4
The Women 1939 Color Hat 5
The Women 1939 Color Hat 5

Great dimensionality in the bow.

The Women 1939 Color Hat 6
The Women 1939 Color Hat 6
The Women 1939 Color Hat 7
The Women 1939 Color Hat 7
The Women 1939 Color Hat 8
The Women 1939 Color Hat 8

Strange early use of plastic.

The Women 1939 Color Hat 9
The Women 1939 Color Hat 9
The Women 1939 Color Hat 10
The Women 1939 Color Hat 10
The Women 1939 Color Hat 11
The Women 1939 Color Hat 11