All About Irene

On Hollywood, Designs and Red Carpets

I had the pleasure of attending Greg LaVoi’s launch of his new line of designs inspired by someone in my own family. My great-aunt Irene Lentz has been gone now, for over four decades.. but not forgotten. Since I started my Irene-Lentz.com site back in 2009, I have had the pleasure of meeting (online and off) many Irene fans, a couple of authors and several talented individuals in the media and design world. I’ve received wonderful...

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Posted new sketch at Irene’s

I just posted the beautiful new sketch I received from Christian Esquevin. It is a costume sketch by my great-aunt, Hollywood Fashion Designer, Irene Lentz and Sketch-Artist Virgina Fisher, for the movie “Easter Parade” and was worn by one of the strolling women on the 5th Avenue “Easter Parade” scene. Click here to view!...

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Irene’s own site

I’ve made the leap from adding a page about my great-aunt Irene Lentz, to creating a site for her. This will be her new home, and with the help of author friends and fans, will get this site filled with wonderful new content, photos to share and more. Visit us at http://www.irene-lentz.com/ I hope you stop by and leave a comment, thanks. Karlyn...

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Irene Lentz

Irene Lentz (also known as Irene Gibbons), was a costume designer and my great-aunt. Her work as a successful clothing designer in Los Angeles led to her long career as a costume designer for many great films in Hollywood.. until her death in 1962. There is a lot more information about my great-aunt Irene on the wide world web these days, which is delightful to see, though occasionally misguided. I have gotten know several members of my...

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Irene’s Design for Claudette Colbert

Just came across a new article about my grand-aunt Irene and one of her designs for actress Claudette Colbert in the movie No Time for Love in 1943, posted by allsewnup.com. Irene is listed as the “Costume and Wardrobe Department” for this movie and I believe was working for MGM at this time. You can see this article, that includes photo snippets from the movie, here....

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Irene Lentz and design

I found out just yesterday that someone will be writing a book about my great-aunt irene. Irene Lentz was a famous Hollywood costume designer until the early 1960’s. She usually went by her first name alone – irene – and with a small “i”. She was married twice, once to F. Richard Jones, then to Elliot Gibbons, brother of Cedric Gibbons of MGM and creator of the famous gold Oscar statuette. Aside from being my great...

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My Family on Wikipedia

I just recently spotted my great-aunt Irene Lentz, a Hollywood designer, in Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Lentz Irene is also featured at the Oscars site as she designed for many top movies of her day. Her husband, Elliot Gibbons was a writer. Elliot’s brother, Cedric Gibbons, was the creator of the “Oscar” statuette and MGM set designer. They can be found on wikipedia also....

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