Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
IvN ilffl I Mary Pickford's frock of Mauve Chiffon and Lace.- By Mme. Frances The Famous Creator of Fashions WHAT does Norma Talroadge wear to dinner? How does Mary Pickforil dress when she is a sure enough grown-up lady and not the little girl in knee skirts we love on the screen Do the Dolly Sisters dress alike in private life, and what does Ethel Barrymore wear when she has her picture taken with Ethel Barryraore Colt, her adorable daughter? This is not a "publicity story" for any of these lovely ladies of the stage, but litlle chat "entre nous" in which I'll tell you about a few of tho gowns I've made for them to wear when the softly shaded lights of home flicker in their eyes and the 1 glare of the footlights is forgotten. Designing tot Personality In designing dresses for these actressas as for any other woman, the personality and the physical of each govern the selection of their govrns. "Lit- tle Mary's" dresses, both on ami off the stage, must be girlish. Like'Peter she won't grow up, and who would wish her different from the eternal child she charmingly and insistently remains? The Dolly Sisters always "douli'c" their order and oil' the singe continue to bci two girls that dress as one. Airy tullo dresses that call for an orchestra ant! twinkling feet are tho "metier" of these, lovely sisters that nature so graciously bestowed in pairs. Norma Talmadge, with her dark hair and eyes, and very fair skin is a joy to dress. The slender, willowy typo of vib- rant girlhood, she is beautiful in anything, but the clinging, draped gown that out- linos her figure I like best on Miss madge. And now we come lo our Junoesque of the classic lines. Even her widely set eyes and the beautiful mod- elling of her brow and noes cany your thoughts back to the Golden Age of Greece, Miss Knrrymord wears simple 1 banclng Frock of While Chiffon, Embroidered in Silver. Worn by the Dolly Sisters. lines, Greek in their inspiration, well. She leans also to scarfs, whose softly envelop- ing folds make of her a most paintable creature indeed! Each of these actresses possesses golden gift of knowing exactly what, ig I most becoming to her and shows that rare dress which is an art in itself. What does Norma Talmadge wear to dinner? The gown I've selected from those just finished for Miss Talmadge is white charmeuse embroidered in crystals and garlanded with gardenias, those lovely wax-like flowers whose petals are ex- quisite on white satin. The bodice is draped in a deep V which is filled in with white tulle, softly laid against the flesh. One side of the bodice is embroidered with a narrow line of crystals and the other is garlanded with gardenias. The white satin skirt is draped around the figure and overlaps in front, A band of satin em- broidered in crystals holds this drapery, running around the back and being drown up in front to meet the girdle of char- nieiisc. The embroidered band passes be- neath the girdle and emerging at the top, hangs in stole-like ends, weighted with heavy crystal tassels. A Distinguished Evening Wrap this gown Is illustrated a wonder- fully lovely evening wrap of pale apple- ifr'een lining of lemon- yellow chiffon is as lovely as the outer side. The velvet is gathered into fulness that does justice to the shading of the fabric, that shows the varying tones of tile apple- green, now in high light, now in the shadow of the folds. The high collar ia J.TCOII velvet. The lining of lemon-yellow chifi'on is shirred niakcH a lovely back- ground for several niches and little wreaths of jade green leaves, hand made, and set in relief on.the folds of yellow chiffon. Near the collar is a ruche of mauve mid salmon-colored chiffon and on either side of tho leaves is a ruclie ol' Interesting Examples of Artistic Adjustment to Personality in Creations for Celebrities. Ethel Barrymore's GOTO of Midnight Bhri Crept Charmeuse. The Scarf Is Formed by Sapphire Bine and Royal Purple TaHe, f Norma Talmadge in Shimmering While Charmeuse Embroidered in Crystals. Wrap of Apple-Green' Velvet, Lined with Chiffon. mauve chiffon. When the wrap is worn cpen or thrown over a chair behind the lovely Miss Talmadge she has a back- ground worthy of Her beauty. Mary Pickford Off Ihe Screen How does Mary Pickford dress when she is a "sure-enough" grown-up lady? The litlle frock of mauve chiffon is daint- ily characteristic of Miss Pickford. Made over n slip of flesh-colored mauve chiffon is given a pinkish reflection that intensifies the loveliness of this color. In this gown there is n straight dropskirt of mauve chiffon and a camisole of mauve laid over the pink lining of the bodicb. This keeps the of the chiffon the same in akirt and blouse. The flesh of the neck MinmiHi 1'cnluro and arms deepens the color, of the chiffon over the upper part of the body. The trim- ming ofthisgown 13 simple. Shaped insets made of tucked chiffon, outlined .with mauve lace, are set.in the bodice and skirt, in a continuous line above and below the girdle of hyacinthe blue charmeuse. These-inseto are centred with a row of '.tiny, pearl but- tons, sewed very closely together. sleeves are'similarly and' there is a band ot tucks edgejl; with lace and centred with buttons get-in, tin! full skirt of mauve'chiffon. A Picturesque ITat The bouquet is a real feature'of this-'. dress. The flowers are made of lace, hand: painted, in shades of lemon, and hyacinthe, with emerald green leaves. A picturesque mauve hat with.aii.Alsatian bow of pink faille ribbon, faced with hya-1 cinthe blue, is tho charming complement of this frock, so characteristic of' the youthful actress for whom it was designed. Now for Miss Rosika and Miss Yansci charming whose gowns, like Miss Talmadgc's, are 'white. The bouffant fluffiness of ;tulle is expressive of the laughter-loving Dollys. This dress consists of a camisole bodice of white chif- fon attached to a kimono bodice of flesh- colored marquisette, that is high in the back and supports the white chiffon part of the decollettc. A breadth of white chif- fon about four inches wide embroidered with white crystals is laid around the neck and passes- beneath the girdle of salmon anil silver brocaded chiffon. Loops of while chiffon and long sash ends are draped on either sick to give the bouffant line. The sash ends are embroidereS M3 weighted with tassels of silver, anil .crystals. What does Ethel Ba'nymore Vrear when she has he'r picture taken with her. charming daughter? A gown of midnight blue crepe charmeuse, so'dark, that it is black in shadow, is apt to be her choice. The bodice is Greek in the treatment of i its surplice, that consists of four triangles of the charmeuse. Soft folds o' blue are laid in the deep V of the corsage. skirt is draped in lines drawn upwards toward the waist in front and the bias line thus formed laps over the underside of the drapery. The girdle is laid in and one long end hangs at the side back. With this gown Miss Barryjnore times wears a scarf of sapphire bine and royal purple tuile. The two layers of tolte .arc four yards long and two yards wide. The edge of the scarf is weighted with crystal beads and faced .with a tiny fold of royal purple satin. The and 'banding give weight to the tulle and dragy its -folds downward in lines- that cling to' the'figure instead of permitting the airy; nature of tulle to assert itself. Miss Barrymore also selected for wear with thla gown an evening wrap of ivory white vek' vet faced with white crepe meteor dered, in black. Two skins of fox, one; 'dazzhngly white, and the other the high collar of this wrap. The Fashion Forecast Crepe gowns fn the iartt street shades of blue, brovm. Hock and taupe mil make cttractivt early spring dresses. OM-FiHy-SJi New York.