Favorite Fashion in 1930 Film

I’ve gathered together some of my favorite costumes from the films of 1930. These were originally in my upcoming What I’ll Remember post, but I realized they deserve to be properly appreciated on their own.

Top Ten By Year: 1930 posts:
Top Ten By Year: 1930 – Poll Results 
Movie Poster Highlights: 1930 
100 Images from the Films of 1930 


Marlene’s iconic tux in Morocco (designer: Travis Banton)

the-divorcee-pajama-suitEverything Norma Shearer wears in The Divorcee (designer: Adrian)

Costume-wild-Evelyn-Brent_-Slightly-Scarlet_gray-shades_001Evelyn Brent in Slightly Scarlett (haven’t seen film) (designer: Travis Banton)

Costume-wild-Madam-Satan-1Kay Johnson’s Madam Satan look (designer: Adrian)

Golf girl chic in Follow Thru (designer: Travis Banton)

The spectacle of the world’s largest bridal veil in
King of Jazz (designer: Herman Rosse)

Just Imagine 11This insane number from Queen LooLoo of Mars in Just Imagine (designers: Alice O’Neill, Dolly Tree)

madam satan 66Costume party realness in Madam Satan (designer: Adrian)


lillianMy favorite costume from Madam Satan; Lillian Roth’s sheer bedazzled lingerie coat (designer: Adrian)

Greta Garbo’s fur, velvet cape, and hat in Romance (designer: Adrian)

Jean Arthur’s nightwear (they seem to be pants on the bottom) in Street of Chance (designer: Travis Banton)

madam satan 3Kay Johnson’s draped velvet dress that conveys chic complacency and prudishness at the beginning of Madam Satan (designer: Adrian)

So many exquisite coats in 1930 film!
top row: Anybody’s Woman (not sure about designer), Paid (designer: Adrian?), Hell’s Angels (designer: Howard Greer), Street of Chance (designer: Travis Banton)
bottom row: Fast and Loose (designer: Travis Banton), Monte Carlo (designer: Travis Banton), Prix de beaute (designer: Jean Patou)

A special shout-out to Robert Montgomery’s coat in Our Blushing Brides, because it’s the only piece of menswear I have here (Adrian is credited with the gowns so I’m not sure about who designed this coat) 

blushingThe fabulous and endless amount of fashion in Our Blushing Brides, complete with mid-film fashion show! (designer: Adrian)