The Women Dressed by Adrian
Adrian had lots of fun dressed the many women who show up in this movie which features only women in the story. Norma Shearer plays a wife who learns that her husband is cheating on her through the nasty gossip spread by her alleged friends. The bad girl is Joan Crawford at her meanest. And almost everyone ends up at a ranch out in Reno getting their own divorce. Meanwhile, they have to keep changing their clothes.
Shearer wears some lovely suits, while Rosalind Russell has some goofy outfits inflicted on her because she is the nastiest of the friends. And everyone has to wear to beautiful evening gowns when they go out. Best of all, there is a fashion show in color in the middle of this black and white movie.
While a feast for the eyes, the story by Clare Boothe Luce is no cheery. Shearer’s problem is not forgiving her husband’s cheating easily enough, the one young bride realizes she should do whatever her husband tells her to do, and most everyone else is nasty or a fool. Not a very pretty picture of women. But the bad girls get their just desserts in the end, so you don’t mind so much.