Irene Lentz committed suicide two days before I was born. She was a costume designer whose creations help to make Hollywood the fantasy land that we all know and love. I thought I might be Irene Lentz reincarnated since her death and my birth were so close, but I realized that was a silly idea, because I’m a nudist who would have nothing to do with clothes if being naked around here weren’t against the law. Read about this interesting life and drool over these designs — wow! But more importantly, dig Fred Astaire — there was nobody like him!
Irene Lentz. What can I say? I only just learned of Irene Lentz and made mention of her in my last post, but have seen her work in many films without knowing whose work it was. I did not know that she designed the costumes for movies such as “Shall We Dance” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice” where she put “hot pant’s” on Lana Turner. Check out the Vintage Fashion Guild, Irene Lentz, and Wikipedia for a more in-depth look into her life. However, take a look at some of her beautiful designs here…
Sometimes success like this doesn’t bring complete happiness. She committed suicide November 15, 1962.
Here are some excerpts from two of the famous movies she worked on.