In my quest to watch movies that influenced many great directors, I stumbled across this old movie from 1932, called "Freaks."
Not a very politically correct name nor a very politically correct storyline,
but an actress I'd never seen before played one of the leads: Leila Hyams.
She had amazing style (along with Daisy Earles) in the movie and a little internet searching affirmed my assumptions that the style went further than her wardrobe for "Freaks."
Although, that sequined tap suit is a.maz.ing.