Dressing up as Cleopatra – Claudette Colbert 1934

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  1. Heather in Arles
    October 16, 2013

    Whew. You are spoiling us today, Ms V!

    • October 16, 2013

      Now, it wouldn’t be dress up with Cleo day if we didn’t include Vivien and Elizabeth, stick around 😉 .

  2. October 16, 2013

    Ok so now I am moving to Movie Egypt.

    • October 16, 2013

      Movie Egypt is a magical place…

  3. October 16, 2013

    Dearest V
    I’m doing these in reverse somewhat foolishly, but my word that ‘cloth of gold’ headress is the best one yet… one could (almost) imagine it on a woman today. In Paris, In Fashion Week.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • October 16, 2013

      Vickie,yes Movie Egypt is a fantasy land where the imagination runs free.Must have been quite a fantasy destination at the time as well when only the richer classes would have travelled anywhere near there.

    • October 17, 2013

      It is strangely modern, although I don’t know that I’d have the fortitude to see what someone like Walter Van Beirendonck would make of it…

  4. October 17, 2013

    I am doing this in reverse order too, but I love this series.

  5. October 18, 2013

    Is it just me, or is Claudette the most “outer-space/sci-fi” of all the Cleos ?

    • October 20, 2013

      That version was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and he definitely had a “thing” about costumes – I bet there were dissertations written about that 😉 .

  6. October 19, 2013

    For me Claudette is the most gorgeous Cleo out of them all, wow 🙂

    • October 20, 2013

      So was so uniquely beautiful – and she always insisted on being shot from the right profile or straight on.

  7. George Kaplan
    October 25, 2013

    Claudette’s lovely feliness seems entirely appropriate to Cleopatra given the Egyptian affinity for cats. Fabulous photos, and what’s next? Vivien! Gosh!

    • October 26, 2013

      George,yes she is very feline and the Egyptians did indeed have high regard for Bast or Bastet.I like cats too- sometimes.I too look forward to whats next.

  8. October 23, 2014

    Gorgeous pics. Thanks for the share! 🙂

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