Thursday, February 17, 2011

Classic gowns on film

Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite gowns from cinema.  These are designed by some of the most famous and forward thinking fashion designers of the day.  I love classic movies for so many reasons (better dialog, more compelling and well-rounded characters, more interesting cinematography, etc), and one of these reasons is the fabulous costumes!  They just really knew how to put together an amazing gown back then.

The first of these is the classic ostrich feather dress worn by Ginger Rogers in "Top Hat" during the fantastic dance scene "Cheek to Cheek"

You really have to watch the movie to appreciate the grace of this dress.  It is also a really funny movie!

Next, I have always loved this Travella dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".  Maybe it is because it is orange...maybe it is because Marilyn is so gorgeous...

Last, although the white strapless dress that Grace Kelly wore in "To Catch a Thief" is more famous, I prefer the sky blue one.  Both were designed by Edith Head, one of my favorite designers.

Now I want to go watch a movie...

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