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Great Depression: Circa 1930's

'Claudette Colbert' Dress - $32.95

This cute Dress features:

  • A white calico bodice with a tiny collar and tiny ruffles down the front. The bodice is trimmed with two tiny black buttons, and a lavender bow.
  • Puffed sleeves with lavender calico cuffs.
  • A lavender polka-dot skirt in an A-line pattern. The waist is trimmed with a calico belt with a black buckle.
Who is Claudette Colbert?

Claudette Colbert was one of the most celebrated actresses of the 1930’s. One of her most famous films is ‘It Happened One Night’ with Clark Gable in 1934. Claudette was the highest paid actress of the 1930’s and was a leading female actresses of ‘screwball comedy’.

Claudette was French-born but was educated in America. She first appeared on Broadway in 1923 and her first film was released in 1927. Her career in film diminished in the 1960’s, and she eventually moved to Barbados. During her career she was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actress.

This dress was inspired by a Spring 1934 Sears & Roebuck catalog illustration. The women’s dress was originally described as being ‘all ruffled and lovely’ and ‘adorably young and flattering’. The dress cost $1.89.

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