Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Iconic Dress: Marlene Dietrich in 'Shanghai Express'

This amazing dress was created by costume designer Travis Banton, for Marlene Dietrich’s role in the 1932 film Shanghai Express. The costumes for the movie were specially created to diffuse light, as it was a breakthrough film using tungsten lighting techniques. The feathers draw the attention to Dietrich’s facial features so there is a lot of contrast and she appears very dramatic.

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