1920's is a decade that I just can't get enough of, especially in terms of fashion. So when TCM played the fully restored version of Metropolis this past Sunday, I gleefully tuned in. In brief, the 1927 silent film is a sci-fi adventure with some amazing imagery and a underlying message. Parts of the movie that were cut for American audiences were, until recently, thought to be lost forever. Luckily an original unaltered copy was found in Argentina.
here). One has to admire the sassy backless dress which looks like some of the pannier dresses we've seen on the runway lately. Perhaps the costume designer was inspired by Pietro Longhi paintings?