Anna May Wong, 1930s
Anna May Wong, 1934
anna may wong, once again, BEING AWESOME.
Laurence Olivier and Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk, New Theatre, London, 1929
Anna May Wong, 1939
Madeleine Vionnet evening coat ca. 1935 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Madeleine Vionnet was a consummate technician, particularly known for her innovative use of the bias cut and the mathematically precise construction of her garments. Hallmarks of her design sensibilities with silks translate here into fur in the fit and flare styling as well as in the dolman sleeve treatment. Notably, the coat was worn by Anna May Wong (1905-1961), the eminent Chinese-American star of both silent and sound film as well as radio, stage and television. Often regarded as the first Asian-American film star in the United States, if not the world, Wong was known for her personal style. The right front lining is embroidered with Chinese characters that represent Wong’s name, “Wong Liu Tsong,” in traditional Chinese.”
Travis Banton evening dress worn by Anna May Wong ca. 1934 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art