Tag: costume design

October 28, 2015 / / Art

I don’t know which Gabor this is (Zsa Zsa?) presenting at the 1952 Academy Awards… But, Walter Plunkett shared an Oscar with Irene and Orry-Kelly for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (color) and Edith Head won for A PLACE IN THE SUN (black and white).

July 20, 2015 / / Art

“Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn.” Note from Marilyn Monroe to costume designer, William Travilla: On “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: .

September 23, 2014 / / Art

Here’s the set up: Ninotchka commenting on western decadence – (looking at a ladies’ hat in a display window)  How can such a civilization survive which permits their women to put things like that on their heads? It won’t be long now comrades. And then she meets Melvyn Douglas and…

July 18, 2013 / / Blogging

I’m trying to be objective about this hat, maybe if it weren’t checkered? Well, in that vein I have to say Gene Tierney looks good in anything. Here she’s dining with the fab Vincent Price, playing her gold digging fiancé (Shelby Carpenter), in “Laura”. Directed by Otto Preminger. Based on a…

October 17, 2012 / / Culture

A series of posts for Ms. S.V.G., a friendly follower of our FB page. Sarah wanted more Garbo and here she is – what struck me about these designs (by the head costume designer at MGM – Adrian) was the drama and the way most of the garments drew attention…