Everything I've read about Joan Crawford (Lucille LeSueur) reveals a disadvantaged child with a dream and gumption. Finding what opportunities there were, she fought through trials and elbowed her way to be noticed. Initially showgirl in a chorus line, then small parts in silents, she transitioned well to talkies. Seen here with pencil-thin brows and no shoulder pads, she radiates a lovely femininity in the early 1930s.
Joan Crawford, Check out Crawford's shoulder pads and decadent jewels – now we know where Joan Collins got her style inspiration from. A perfectly-tailored peplum finishes off her sharp look. Power dressing at its very best.