Look-of-the-Day

One of our favorite leading ladies is back for this 2012 holiday edition of “Fancy Friday.”  In Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara Stanwyck pretends to be an all-American housewife playing hostess to a returning sailor after World War II in her fake suburban country home.  In reality, she’s a single city girl with no domestic skills – but she can certainly dress!  Costumed by legendary designer, Edith Head, Stanwyck sports several gorgeous outfits in this romantic comedy.  Here, she’s wearing a black gown with a diamond-plaid jacket tied with an oversized black bow while attending a community dance with the dashing Jefferson Jones.  Good thing he doesn’t mind the scheming and lying just to give him a good holiday vacation – he gets the girl instead of some home-cooked meals – and she gets a pay-raise!  Everyone wins!