Hollywood Glamour at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art

For a limited time, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston is running an exhibit titled Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen.  The 1930s and 1940s were perhaps the most glamorous years in Hollywood history, creating an iconic style that is still recognizable today.  The exhibit showcases gowns and accessories worn both on and off screen by famous starlets of the era.  To round out the exhibit, film stills and clips showcase the pieces on display and give visitors a glimpse of this golden age of Hollywood.

A 1926 Coco Chanel evening dress worn by Ina Claire.

A 1926 Coco Chanel evening dress worn by Ina Claire.

Verger Freres jewels worn by Joan Crawford.

Verger Freres jewels worn by Joan Crawford.

Travis Banton's costume design for Marlene Dietrich in Desire (1936).

Travis Banton’s costume design for Marlene Dietrich in Desire (1936).

The finished gown worn by Marlene Dietrich in Desire, by Travis Banton.

The finished gown worn by Marlene Dietrich in Desire, by Travis Banton.

Dress designed for Mae West by Elisa Schiaparelli and worn in the 1938 film Every Day's a Holiday.

Dress designed for Mae West by Elisa Schiaparelli and worn in the 1938 film Every Day’s a Holiday.

High Style jewels by Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin.

High style jewels by Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin.

Blouse and skirt designed by Irene and worn by Greer Garson in Julia Misbehaves (1948).

Blouse and skirt designed by Irene and worn by Greer Garson in Julia Misbehaves (1948).

Suite of 1940's jewels owned by Ginger Rogers.

Suite of 1940’s jewels owned by Ginger Rogers.

The Hollywood Glamour Exhibit will be on display until March 8, 2015.  To plan a visit or learn more, visit the MFA website.