Wednesday 13 January 2016

Precode Pants Parade

Ever since Marlene Dietrich’s controversial and breathtaking appearance in a tailored black tuxedo and top hat in Morocco (1930), dressing in typically masculine clothing became the rage for film actresses in the early thirties. From the distinctly feminine (Myrna Loy, Constance Cummings) to the classically androgenic (Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins), it seemed all Precode screen icons were getting into the craze of dressing up like men. Have a look at the best examples below:   

The Original - Marlene Dietrich:

Anna May Wong:

Sally Blane:

Miriam Hopkins:

Mary Pickford:

Myrna Loy:

Joesphine Baker:

Fred and Adele Astaire:

Dorothy Mackaill:

Leatrice Joy:

Louise Brooks:

Constance Cummings:

Katharine Hepburn:

Bebe Daniels: