M-G-M costume designer Adrian (born Adrian Adolph Greenburg), who had worked with Irving Berlin on Broadway and Rudolph Valentino in Hollywood, began a revolution in millinery by costuming Greta Garbo in a slouch hat in the 1928 movie A Woman of Affairs, a tepid version of Michael Allen's 1924 novel The Green Hat. The slouch hat, a soft-crowned felt with a flexible brim pulled down over one eye, replaced the cloche in the late 1920s and early 1930s as the most popular women's hat style.
Famous hairdresser Antoine de Paris (born Antek Cierplikowski in Sieradz, Poland) opened the first of his American salons at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1925. Monsieur Antoine claimed to have invented the shingle bob in 1917.
In 1925 Walter W. Birge established the Industrial Rayon Corporation, a holding company for his Industrial Fibre Corporation, the fourth largest rayon producer in the United States; Birge had been...
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