Monday, September 30, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Irene Lentz

Irene Lentz's tropical costume for
Ginger Rogers in 1933's Flying Down to Rio

Irene Lentz (1901-1962) succeeded Adrian as MGM's lead costumer
and did over 160 movies as Irene from 1933 to 1962.

This two-color, over-scaled leaf print still looks fresh.
Costumers like Irene and Adrian popularized
modern design with movie goers, one reason
modern prints became the standard in the 1930s.

See a website devoted to Irene Lentz here:

Feedsacks a decade or two later.

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