Clara Bow hats, Sears and Roebuck catalogue, 1928. When Clara entered the Fame and Fortune Contest of 1921, she only owned one hat, a red tam, which she wore to all her auditions. Her life changed so much in the following seven years.

Clara Bow’s fashion influences. From the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, 1929.

As a youngster, Clara Bow was smitten with movie stars. By 1931 the wheel had turned full circle. The Sears and Roebuck catalogue for the spring of that year, which promised a free Clara Bow photograph with every purchase.