A Slave of Fashion

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A Slave of Fashion
Norma Shearer in "Slave to Fashion".jpg
Norma Shearer in A Slave of Fashion
Directed byHobart Henley
Written byBess Meredyth
Jane Murfin
Story bySamuel Shipman
StarringNorma Shearer
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 23, 1925 (1925-09-23) (U.S.)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Slave of Fashion is a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Norma Shearer and Lew Cody, with William Haines. A young Joan Crawford had an early uncredited role as a mannequin.[1][2]


As described in a film magazine reviews,[3] Katherine Emerson, a young county woman, is on a train to New York City when it is wrecked. She comes into possession of a purse of a victim, the mistress of a wealthy bachelor. She replaces the dead woman in the home of the bachelor, who is in Europe. An unexpected visit from her family forces her to pretend to be the wife of the wealthy bachelor. The mother cables the bachelor as a result of a growing friendship with a refined young society man. He returns unexpectedly and insists that she continue to play the game. Katherine threatens to tell her folks of her folly, but the bachelor sets things aright by taking her to the minister.



With no copies listed in any film archives,[4] A Slave of Fashion is considered lost.[5]


  1. ^ White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 732. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
  2. ^ Spoto, Donald (2010). Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford. HarperCollins. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-062-00221-1.
  3. ^ "New Pictures: A Slave of Fashion", Exhibitors Herald, Chicago, Illinois: Exhibitors Herald Company, 22 (08): 50, August 16, 1925, retrieved July 20, 2022 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: A Slave of Fashion
  5. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Slave of Fashion at silentera.com

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