frock star

Gold highlights replace the waning touches of white on Hollywood’s latest version of the ultra-smart black daytime frock. Claudette Colbert, Paramount star in “I Met Him in Paris,” wears the first high-style model, designed by Travis Banton. The dress is short with an original collar effect extending outward at the shoulders. The gold braid, combined with black crepe, stresses a regal note prevalent in this season’s fashions and Miss Colbert’s chic black hat and shoes are in exquisite taste. The finishing touch to the costume is a huge black fox muff, replacing the usual fur scarf favored by many smart women.