Male and Female
With Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan. In this film’s notorious dream sequence, Gloria Swanson dramatically enters a lions’ den decked out in a lavish all-white robe and a headdress made of pearls, beads, and peacock feathers. The showstopping outfit, designed by Mitchell Leisen, was so heavy that Swanson required two crew members to help her move. Inga Fraser is associate curator of Fashion in Film at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.
Free with Museum admission.