Loretta Young, "Shanghai," Paramount, 1935, Designed by Travis Banton, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Loretta Young, "Shanghai," Paramount, 1935, Designed by Travis Banton, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Rudolph Valentino, "Blood and Sand," Paramount, 1922, Designed by Natacha Rambova, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Rudolph Valentino, "Blood and Sand," Paramount, 1922, Designed by Natacha Rambova, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Katherine Hepburn, "A Woman Rebels," RKO, 1936, Designed by Walter Plunkett, via The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen.

Katherine Hepburn, "A Woman Rebels," RKO, 1936, Designed by Walter Plunkett, via The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen.

Judy Garland, "Babes on Broadway" (Cut), MGM, 1939, Designed by Dolly Tree, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Judy Garland, "Babes on Broadway" (Cut), MGM, 1939, Designed by Dolly Tree, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Court robe, late 19th-early 20th century, Chinese, silk & metal, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Court robe, late 19th-early 20th century, Chinese, silk & metal, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nude souffle dress covered with silver sequins and crystal beads by Orry-Kelly. Marilyn wore this dress in Some LIke It Hot, 1959.

Nude souffle dress covered with silver sequins and crystal beads by Orry-Kelly. Marilyn wore this dress in Some LIke It Hot, 1959.

Claudette Colbert, "Cleopatra," Paramount, 1934, Designed by Travis Banton, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design:  Larry McQueen

Claudette Colbert, "Cleopatra," Paramount, 1934, Designed by Travis Banton, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Frank Sinatra, "Guys & Dolls," MGM, 1955, Designed by Irene Sharaff, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Frank Sinatra, "Guys & Dolls," MGM, 1955, Designed by Irene Sharaff, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Kim Novak, "Vertigo," Paramount, 1958, Designed by Edith Head, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Kim Novak, "Vertigo," Paramount, 1958, Designed by Edith Head, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

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