After Hollywood was released in May, it is clear what 1940s life was like. Concentrating on a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers during the Golden Age that will do anything possible to make their showbiz dreams come true.
Sarah Evelyn and Lou Eyrich collaborated together on shows the costume design highlighting the glamour and beauty that the 1940s showed. Based on the Golden Age cinema, the costumes replicated perfectly to the lifestyle after world war two and the actors involved actually wanted to take the costumes to home indicating that fashion trends never really end.
They relied mainly on made-to-order costumes and reproduction due to the difficulty of finding clothing for modern body shapes, but all actors were excited about their wardrobes and each character had a style icon developed and specialized to them specifically. Lou maintained a whole resource of vintage vendors that they would use for the clothing choices but the pieces remained very tough to find.
Out of all of the costumes created the service-station uniform has been deemed the most memorable as it was the most fun to create between Lou and Sarah. And the show has now received 12 nominations at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Whilst the series conveys the discrimination and abuse from all quarters in the 1940s, the fashion and costume choices also show a huge difference to viewers 80 years later.