Mary Pickford, the Canadian-American actress, was one of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a key figure in shaping what Hollywood has become today. This silent movie star was married to famous actor-director, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and together the couple formed the independent film production company United Artists (along with D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin), and ruled the 1920s film scene.
In this 1925 photograph, the smiling pair is shot sitting in the sand (wearing outfits that are not quite beach-appropriate). Though we might have picked different attire for a day in the sun, their ensembles are perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day. You could easily modernize Pickford's matching suit with separates (all the while keeping in mind her cute hat and belted waist). Fairbanks' tweed blazer and khaki pants would work on just about any man, as long as the jacket was properly tailored. Would you try this vintage look?
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