Regis hotel in new york city. When the paris chief of police got word he announced that if she wore trousers in paris.
Marlene dietrich certainly started something when she appeared at the opening of the sign of the cross wearing a masculine tuxedo wing collar soft felt hat mannish topcoat and a pair of mannish patent leather shoes.
Marlene dietrich pantsuit. As alexandra mondalek pointed out in an article on yahoo dietrich and hepburn s decisions to wear pantsuits so openly was considered daring even today when women wear pantsuits it s almost always seen as a style statement. Dietrich is caught lounging in a velvet pantsuit at the st. In the 1920s and 30s however actresses like katharine hepburn and marlene dietrich challenged the norm and adopted the pantsuit for themselves.
In 1933 dietrich was traveling across the atlantic on a steamer bound for paris wearing a white pantsuit. The actress and singer was very outspoken against her home country during world war ii and performed over 500 times sometimes near the front lines for the allied troops between 1943 and 1946. Here s vogue s definitive guide to the history of the power dressing two piece.
Marlene dietrich back in the 1930s when it was arguably actually transgressive for a woman to don menswear german born siren marlene dietrich caused a stir when she wore a tux to the 1932. From hollywood s marlene dietrich katharine hepburn and greta garbo to today s female politicians the trouser or pant suit has built a strong often political reputation from the 1930s to now. The aftershock of marlene s infamous tuxedo premiere in 1932.
If this controversy over trousers for ladies doesn t subside.