The Black Dahlia visits a time in Hollywood when cops were corrupt, dames were smarter than they looked, and a life in pictures was only a dream away. The fashion in this movie was designed for the woman who had an hourglass figure and knew how to work it. Grab your red lipstick and get the look:
The Femme Fatale
Youâ€™ve got a future in the pictures, all the men have told you. You keep your wits about you and your eyes on the camera. For cocktails with your next willing victim, slip into a black lace sheath and a killer pair of peep-toes. Keep hair loose and wavy, and leave your neck bare – itâ€™s his job to bring the jewelry.
The Good Girl
…or at least the girl whoâ€™s trying to be good. You keep your heels low and your mind sharp. Make sure the world knows you mean business with a crisp white blouse and a pencil skirt. In the spring, a suede peplum jacket hugs your curves, and a jacket topped with faux fur will keep out the chill. Top with a veiled hat – demure and as fashionable as they come.
Hollywood is the perfect town for a girl who knows how to make the best of an opportunity. An extra today, a speaking role tomorrow, stardom next week. You wear your pearl studs on the audition circuit paired with a dress that is both simple and sophisticated, revealing nothing, except your seamed stockings.