Friday, April 22, 2016

Top 10 Classic Hollywood Gowns

When I watch a film from this period, the costumes get as much attention from me as the actors do. In many films, the costume design is the much needed icing on the cake to give these films that little something extra. It just goes to show you that the designers of that period were much more important than they may have known. Not only did they lend their hand in the productions of the films, they also had a lasting touch on the world of fashion. Many of their designs can be seen influencing fashions that are hip today. Below are my top 10 gowns of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Ok let's be honest, who could narrow it down to 10, so here are 10 of my favorites. It is probably no surprise how many times Edith Head pops on on the list...

Grace Kelly | To Catch A Thief (1955)
Blue Gown by Edith Head

Marilyn Monroe | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Orange Gown by Travilla

Rita Hayworth | You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
White Lace Gown by Irene

Bette Davis | All About Eve (1950)
Brown Gown by Edith Head

Joan Crawford | Letty Lynton (1932)
Black & White Gown by Adrian

Audrey Hepburn | Funny Face (1957)
Wedding Gown by Edith Head

Jean Harlow | Dinner At Eight (1933)
Biased Cut Silk Gown by Adrian

Jayne Mansfield | The Girl Cant Help It (1956)
White Silk Gown by Charles Le Maire

Rita Hayworth | Gilda (1946)
Black Silk Gown by Jean Louis

Jane Russell & Marilyn Monroe | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Red Sequined Gowns by Travilla

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