Norma and fashion pt. 1
Norma´s screen gowns were designed by legendary costume designer Adrian who excelled at clinging, bias-cut dresses, worn without undergarments. She first created sensation when she wore such a dress in "Let Us Be Gay". The response was so huge that Norma instructed Adrian to make similar dresses for her next movies. He dubbed the sexy dresses “Norma’s nightgowns.” She raised the stakes even further when she wore a gown in "A Free Soul" that doesn´t leave much to imagination and which is see through from certain angles when watched on the big screen and with which she even managed to shock Clark Gable ("Damn, the dame doesn´t wear any underwear in her scenes.").