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Dolly Merrick in sparkle sleeves.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

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Dolly Merrick, with the latest thing: feather sleeves!

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

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I am fascinated by Dolly’s dress here.  There are strips of white fur wrapped around the sleeves? Adrian is feeling creative.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

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Sadie and Opal: fur sleeve buddies

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.








Sadie’s strange, white-fur-piped coat sleeves.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

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Opal’s fur sleeves.
Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian

Opal’s fur sleeves.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian

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Opal in her trademark leopard coat, and Dolly in her white fur sleeves.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.







A side view of Sadie’s voluminous fur sleeves.
Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

A side view of Sadie’s voluminous fur sleeves.

Sadie McKee, 1934. Gowns by Adrian.

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If you watch old movies from the ’30s and ’40s you are very familiar with the opening credit, “Gowns by Adrian.”

I recently watched the 1934 Joan Crawford vehicle Sadie McKee and imagined Adrian in his studio deciding: “fur sleeves! fur sleeves for everyone!”

So, a brief overview of the Sleeves of Sadie McKee follows…

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Judith Traherne, having a bad day.

Dark Victory, 1939

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