How Hollywood influenced the 1930s fashion.March 13, 2013
At first, Hollywood's influence was limited to hair and make up only. Hollywood; a well established industry became forced to be reckoned within terms of clothes too. Ordinary women wanted and began to look like the goddesses on the silver screen. Parisian couturiers considered the fashion of Hollywood as vulgar and way too popular. However, soon they realised they could not ignore the impact of the movies and eventually acknowledged it as something that could be mutual beneficial.
Hollywood has launched several memorable fashions in the thirties, but the most famous of it all was the dress Joan Crawford wore in the movie Letty Lynton (1932). Thousands of copies were sold. Vogue noted in 1938; Every little girl in the country, within two weeks of the release of 'Letty Lynton', felt that she would die if she couldn't have a dress like that.