Mildred Pierce: Part 4

Costume Design Slideshow

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Mildred Pierce: Part 4

Costume Design Slideshow

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For her job search, Mildred wears her only presentable printed rayon afternoon dress. Explains Miss Roth: "The brown dress came from 1929 or 1930 even though the picture starts in 1931 - I don't think people throw their clothes out and start all over again when a movie starts. I wanted her clothes to be common at this point, I didn't want her to look like a fashion plate. She didn't have the bucks to do that but even if she had, it wasn't her first priority. In addition to this little brown felt hat, I gave her gloves because ladies wore gloves whether they were servants or not."