THE 1930s and '40s are considered a golden age of cinema.
So it makes sense that starlets are looking back to silver screen sirens for sartorial inspiration.
From Veronica Lake hairdos to slinky Jean Harlow-style dresses, this awards season A-listers are desperate to capture some of that old-school Hollywood glamour.
Actress Emmy Rossum radiated refinement in a gently draped blush pink dress at a pre-Oscar party this week.
With its strong shoulders and waist belt, this Sofia Kokosalaki dress wouldn't have looked amiss on Marlene Dietrich.
Floor-length bias-cut dresses were one of the defining looks of the 1930s and '40s.
At the recent SAG Awards, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery wore a gold and white Alexander Vauthier gown with a bias-cut skirt. The white crepe de chine dress moved sensuously as she walked along the red carpet.
Laura Whitmore, meanwhile, screamed 1940s vamp in a plunging black Alexandre Vauthier jump suit at the BAFTAs.
Wide-legged trousers and deep V necklines were signature looks in the '40s. Laura completed her retro ensemble with cascading curls and bright red lips.
Claudette Colbert and Greta Garbo were darlings of the Hollywood Boulevard and big fans of fishtail dresses.
Megan Fox smouldered in a strapless champagne Dolce and Gabbana fishtail dress at the Golden Globes. She wore her chocolate-brown hair swept to one side in gentle cascading curls.
Yummy mummy Jessica Alba wore a pale peach Christian Dior dress with a ruched fishtail.
Naomi Watts got in on the act too and looked like a 1940s siren in a burgundy long-sleeved Zac Posen gown with a gentle fishtail flare at the Golden Globes.
Jessica Chastain is a big fan of the vintage look and looked every inch the screen starlet in a fitted scarlet Alexander McQueen gown at the SAG Awards.
Vintage-style pin curls and vampish locks are back with a bang this season. At the Golden Globes deep '40's partings were order of the day.
Isla Fisher swept her flame coloured hair to one side, Amy Adams went for vintage finger curls and Michelle Dockery went for a soft waved bob.
Rachel Weisz is a classic beauty and wore her hair over one shoulder with deep luxurious curls.