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1931 Chanel, Sequin dress - Design by Gabrielle Coco Chanel - Worn by Gloria Swanson - Vintage 1930's Chanel - Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle

1931 Chanel, Sequin dress back - Design by Gabrielle Coco Chanel - Worn by Gloria Swanson - Via Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle.

Listmania: The very best of period drama. (It’s not just for girls.)

Edward Steichen - Listmania: The very best of period drama. (It’s not just for girls.) | Feminéma

Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928). Hollywood's history, extraordinary beauty of that time. Had a hippie/ gypsy style off camera... Different compared to other women.

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Coat made for Gloria Swanson, by Sonia Delaunay, 1923-24. | More on the myLusciousLife blog: www.mylusciouslife.com

Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Sunset Boulevard (1950) Gloria Swanson gives one of the most amazing performances ever captured on film.