(Columbia, 1944) blue wool suit with green satin ribbed trim and heavily decorated with ivory buttons. Designed by Travis Banton, Muriel King and Gwen Wakeling. Three sets were made and worn by George Dobbs, Al Norman, and Larry Rio during the Poor John number with Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl.

(Columbia, 1944) blue wool suit with green satin ribbed trim and heavily decorated with ivory buttons. Designed by Travis Banton, Muriel King and Gwen Wakeling. Three sets were made and worn by George Dobbs, Al Norman, and Larry Rio during the Poor John number with Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl.

The Golden Bowl (2000) #movie by James Ivory costume worn by Kate Beckinsale as Maggie Verver #CostumeDesign: John Bright by Lyndsy88, via Flickr

The Golden Bowl (2000) #movie by James Ivory costume worn by Kate Beckinsale as Maggie Verver #CostumeDesign: John Bright by Lyndsy88, via Flickr

(20th Century Pictures, 1934) Blue damask with yellow, pink, orange and light blue floral print lace up tunic and matching satchel.  Designed by Gwen Wakeling. Worn by Fredric March as “Benvenuto Cellini” when he comes to deliver the key to the Duchess (Constance Bennett) in Affairs of Cellini.

(20th Century Pictures, 1934) Blue damask with yellow, pink, orange and light blue floral print lace up tunic and matching satchel. Designed by Gwen Wakeling. Worn by Fredric March as “Benvenuto Cellini” when he comes to deliver the key to the Duchess (Constance Bennett) in Affairs of Cellini.

Claudette Colbert "Lana Martin" blue wool suit by Gwen Wakeling for Drums Along the Mohawk. (TCF, 1939) Cornflower blue wool period dress with satin trim. Designed by Gwen Wakeling. No label. Worn by Claudette Colbert as "Lana Martin" in the scene where she and Henry Fonda start out West in Drums Along the Mohawk. [Photo compilation LB]

Claudette Colbert "Lana Martin" blue wool suit by Gwen Wakeling for Drums Along the Mohawk. (TCF, 1939) Cornflower blue wool period dress with satin trim. Designed by Gwen Wakeling. No label. Worn by Claudette Colbert as "Lana Martin" in the scene where she and Henry Fonda start out West in Drums Along the Mohawk. [Photo compilation LB]

(TCF, 1940) Brown and black checked linen two-piece period dress. Designed by Gwen Wakeling. Worn by Mary Astor as “Mary Ann Young” in the swamp and on the trail westward in Brigham Young.

(TCF, 1940) Brown and black checked linen two-piece period dress. Designed by Gwen Wakeling. Worn by Mary Astor as “Mary Ann Young” in the swamp and on the trail westward in Brigham Young.

John Douchette Achillas costume from "Cleopatra" (1963). Designed by Vittorio Nino Novorese for John Doucette, who portrays Egyptian General Achillas, head of Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII army. Worn during Caesar's royal visit to Egypt to order the discord between Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra.

John Douchette Achillas costume from "Cleopatra" (1963). Designed by Vittorio Nino Novorese for John Doucette, who portrays Egyptian General Achillas, head of Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII army. Worn during Caesar's royal visit to Egypt to order the discord between Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra.

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