Lately though, I've been thinking about Amelia Earhart and how great it's going to be to see her life on the big screen. Not to mention the fashion!
In the 1930's, there was a return to the more feminine, lady-like style of dress. For this is the time when the bias cut became the supreme method of producing elegant, flowing evening gowns.
Some say she invented this while others say it was done as far back as the medieval times. Whatever.
It helps that Keira weighs about 10 pounds. Any larger than that, she couldn't pull this dress off as this dress is made for the waif, not the Pamela.
The dress was designed by costumer, Jacqueline Durran. A perfect example of the quintessential 1930's evening gown.
Gorgeous Katherine Hepburn and the menswear influence on womens daywear: