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.