Greta Garbo as Mata Hari (1931)

Embellishment, baroque detail and luxe fabrics have been on the catwalks and in the high street this autumn/winter, (Dolce and Gabanna, pictured) and Zac Posen autumn/winter 2012) but the film I thought of when I saw this look was Mata Hari from 1931. As the infamous spy and great seducer of the First World War,…