Oscar: Fashion–Fontaine, Joan (Suspicion)

Joan Fontaine won the Best Actress Oscar in 1941 for Hitchcock’s Suspicion; her first nomination was the year before, also for a Hitchcock movie, Rebecca, which win Best Picture.

Initially, Fontaine did not want to attend the ceremonies, but her sister, actress Olivia De Havilland (slightly older) told her, “You have to attend. Your absence will look odd.”

Fontaine then said, “I Haven’t anything to wear.”

According to Fontaine’s biography, “within an hour Olivia arrived with our usual sales lady from I Magnin.”