Today marks what would have been the beautiful and talented Lucille Ball’s 102nd birthday. Lucy is often remembered for her flair for comedy – and rightfully so! But because of that – we often overlook her elegant side. Her look below is the epitome of class!
Rumor has it her mother sent her off to acting school in New York City to discourage a budding romance between the then 15-year-old and a much older gangster’s son. After school, where she was classmates with Bette Davis, the funny lady actually began her career as a very glamorous model (for Hattie Carnegie!) and a Broadway star.
It didn’t take long for Lucille Ball to break into films. The natural brunette, who had dyed her hair blonde when starting out – debuted her soon-to-be signature shade of red in the 1943 film DuBarry Was a Lady with Red Skelton and Gene Kelly. The costumes in this film, by Irene Lentz and Gile Steele, were fabulous. Check out this stunning pink gown and cape from the film :
Irene Lentz, who oftentimes just went by ‘Irene’, was an American designer who worked on many Hollywood films in the 30s. Her dramatic gowns were worn by Ginger Rogers, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner – to name only a few!
Lucy was one heck of an actress and comedian – she could bring a smile to just about anyone’s face – and she sure looked great doing so. So today on her birthday, let’s remember how much we all Love Lucy!!
Have a glamorous day