You know, the one made out of the old green velvet drapes…

A perfect example of how wardrobe helps tell the story:

Visiting Rhett in her finery:

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  1. November 13, 2012

    “What are you doin’ with Miss Ellen’s portieres?”
    “I’m going to Atlanta and I gotta go looking like a queen.”
    “Oh no’um you ain’t! Not in Miss Ellen’s portieres!”

    “Miss Starlett that dress! You look Stunning.”
    “Oh thank you Ratt…I saw it in the window and I just couldn’t resist.”

  2. June 21, 2013

    Such a clever costume! I can’t take my eyes off this dress in these scenes.

    If Vivian Leigh weren’t such a good actress, her wardrobe would be stealing the show.

    • June 21, 2013

      I can’t think of anyone else playing the role — I guess that old tyrant Selznick knew what he was doing 😉

  3. August 8, 2013

    Dearest (poorly) V
    It’s that hat and cloak combo one so rarely sees these days.
    Some trends one can but hope will return.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • August 9, 2013

      There were some cloaks that showed up in the Fall 2013 collections, the prettiest from Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, but alas, no hat 😉 .

      • August 9, 2013

        Dearest V
        Oh yes, I had forgotten that S Burton had a cloak thing. Had Miss Middleton have married in winter I suspect she might have been in one.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  4. George Kaplan
    August 8, 2013

    Oh those costumes of the talented Mr Plunkett. And then there’s poor, luminous Vivien… I sympathize with her so much she even makes Scarlett bearable. Also, although dreary conventional wisdom states that it’s manly macho ursine Kowalski we’re supposed to be impressed by in Streetcar, my sympathies lie with Ms Leigh’s fragile gorgeous Blanche for all her flaws. For all his “vigor”, for all that Brando’s perf is iconic, Stanley is a sweaty selfish moron! (I suppose that’s the appeal, to which I raise my eyebrow and mold my features into a suitable expression of disgust!) Well, off-topic excoriatory ironic rant ends… 😉
    The color of Gone With the Wind is so luxurious, few other movies look like it.
    Oh, and this peek at GWTW costuming reminds me of the hilarious Carol Burnett Show parody!

    • August 9, 2013

      Early Technicolor and production designer William Cameron Menzies made for quite a spectacle – and I think I’ve only sat through the entire thing twice…

  5. George Kaplan
    August 9, 2013

    Same here, but it doesn’t stop me liking the look of it!

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