Mata Hari - Greta Garbo as the protagonist wearing a stunning costume, an intricate long sleeved, gold braid gown made entirely from gold mesh and beading.
It took fifteen beaders three weeks to hand-sew the beads. The gold braid skirt was split to reveal legs encased in gold mesh; the sheen of the fabric emphasized the actress’s body, glistening like oil slicks. Her arms were covered by dolman sleeves, wrapped tightly around her wrists. Despite her legs being covered, her shoulders and back were exposed, revealing her vulnerability.
A truly fantastic, and surprisingly modern-looking, costume!
Audrey Ferris 1927. Fighting for her life.