Today I will tell you a bit more about the dresses that Lana Turner wore during her career.
We see that in the beginning of her career, when she was very young, the clothes she is wearing are modern and suited for the movies in which she played.
With the years she played in movies in which she could show her more glamourous side.
Because, besides that she could act and dance, she also looked beautiful and very glamorous.
I think we can safely say, that she was one of the last truly glamorous women.
Let’s start with these great photos from the beginning days of her career:
During her career Lana Turner was dressed by many costume designers. I will tell you a bit more about some of them.
We start with costume designer Irene Lentz.
|Irene Maud Lentz (8 Dec. 1901 – 15 Nov. 1962) was an American fashion designer and costume designer.|
Her work as a clothing designer in Los Angeles led to her career as a costume designer for films in the 1930s.
Lentz also worked under the name Irene Gibbons. Irene designed costumes for Lana Turner for “Slightly Dangerous” (1943), “The Youngest Profession” (1943), “Marriage Is A Private Affair” (1944), “Keep Your Powder Dry” (1945), “Week-end At The Waldorf” (1945) and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” (1946)
Here are some of the costumes she designed for Lana Turner:
Another costume designer was Helen Rose.
|Helen Rose (2 Febr. 1904 – 9 Nov. 1985) was an American costume designer and clothing designer who spent the bulk of her career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.|
She designed the dresses for Lana Turner in “Life Of Her Own” (1950), in “The Merry Widow” (1952), in “The Bad And Beautiful” (1952), in “Latin Lovers” (1953) in “The Rains Of Ranchipur” (1955) and in “Bachelor In Paradise“(1961).
Rose won two Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, for “The Bad and the Beautiful” in 1952 and for “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” in 1955.
She was nominated a further eight times and was also very well known for designing famous wedding dresses of the era.
She designed the famous wedding dress of Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956.
And here are some of the dresses she designed for Lana Turner:
Another designer that dressed Lana Turner was Walter Plunkett.
|Walter Plunkett (5 June 1902 in Oakland – 8 March 1982) was an American costume designer who worked on more than 150 projects throughout his career in the Hollywood film industry.|
He designed the dresses for these movies with Lana Turner: “Green Dolphin Street” (1947), “The Three Musketeers” (1948), “Mr. Imperium” (1951) and “Diane” (1956).
Plunkett’s best-known work is featured in two films, “Gone with the Wind” (1939) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), in which he lampooned his initial style of the Roaring Twenties.
In 1951, Plunkett shared an Oscar with Orry-Kelly and Irene Sharaff for “An American in Paris.”
Here are some of the dresses he designed for Lana Turner:
Another costume designer was Herschel McCoy.
He designed the dresses for Lana Turner for “The Prodigal.” (1955)
Another costume designer is Jean-Louis.
He designed the dresses for “Imitation Of Life” (1959), “Portrait In Black” (1960) and “Madame X.”(1966)
And some other gorgeous dresses from that time:
Another designer for Lana Turner was Fernanda Gattinoni.
Here are 2 dresses she designed for Lana Turner:
Then there is costume designer Edith Head.
She designed Lana’s dresses for the films: “Who’s Got The Action?” and “Love Has Many Faces.”
There was a video made for the “Love Has Many Faces” movie (1965).
In it Lana Turner and Stephanie Powers show their dresses.
Here is the video:
And the last designer we will talk about is Nolan Miller.
He designed the dresses for Lana Turner for the play “Forty Carats” (1971).
Here are those dresses:
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and seeing all those gorgeous dresses.
Sources: Wikipedia, Olive Thomas, Oldfilmsflicker, Rustedshutter, Finestrasulcortile, Clarence Sinclair Bull, X-ray delta one, Brenda J. Mils, Dmoda.it, Timo Herrick ,from the book from Cheryl Crane “Lana, The Memories, The Myths, The Movies” and from the book “The Films Of Lana Turner” by Lou Valentino.
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