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Hollywood has gone color mad, ac cording to Travis Banton, creator of Paramount fashions, who declares that black, the modish favorite of more than a decade, has taken a place of secondary importance.
"The success of pastel shades in afternoon costumes and evening gowns
is unprecedented," asserts the design- j er. "Colored frocks worn with dark j
coats that completely cover them for street wear are decidedly smarter than the black costumes of yore.
"Although the all-black outfit is now considered monotonous by itself, black
accessories such as suede gloves, belts, j
shoes, handbags and hats are startling- j
ly chic when added to frocks of tur-1
qnOise blue, persimmon, Nile green J
and faded pink. <
"Pink that L<? subdued by a soft film of gray is the latest shade sensa tion. and I recently designed such a gown for Carole Lombard to wear in Paramount's ".Ladies' Man."
It is displayed in a dinner gown of roma crepe and has .short puff sleeves and a square train.- .The touch of
black is introduced in the elbowr length kid gloves, ,and black satin pumps."
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Hatpins will adorn the newest models of autumn millinery, it was re vealed recently by . the Paramount fashion scouts.
The first to introduce the new-old fashion is Mary Brian, who wears one of the latest small pancake hats in the Paramount picture* "The Royal Fam ily of Broadway." The hat of black astrachan, is worn on one side of the head, disclosing a large area of Mary's growing bob, and is held in place with two jewel-studded, six-inch-long hat pins.
Two new evening j;owns, both show
ing the new shoulder flounce, were re cently added to Pay Wray's ward robe, when she went shopping after completing her role in Richard Arlen's new picture for Paramount, "The Con quering Horde."
The first is white tulle cleverly trimmed with silver sequins, and billows in a foamy wave round the legs. The new flounce is gracefully draped round the shoulders, rather reminiscent of the early Victorian style, and the gdwn is supported by sequin shoulder straps.
The other gown is of flowered taf feta, with an ivory background dis playing large clusters of gaily colored flowers over its surface. In addition to the shoulder flounce," this gown shows the pelum aid circular train which are recent notes in the seasons' fashion book.
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Shades of blue' are featured in four j costumes worn by Marlene Dietrich ' for her role in Paramount^ .picture, i
"Morocco," and according to the \
fashion stylists at the Hollywood
studios, shadings of blue will be] among the most popular for the winter j
A street suit of bright blue twill i is trimmed with blade fox fur, and \ displays a blouse Of multi-colored ; dotted swiss. Miss Dietrich also; wears an afternoon frock of Mediter
ranean blue chiffon, and an evening; gown of pale blue sequins j