Jul 05 Scarlet O’hara Fashion
Lately, I’ve been thinking what my favorite movies of all times are. I’ve mentioned that in a previous post that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the top 10. Gone with the Wind has to be another one.
I still can’t believe the film was made in 1939. It was so well made for such an ancient time. It had to be a break through film, like Avatar of today.
One of the reasons I love the film is the costume design. All of the dresses and gowns are so beautiful and elegant. There is a fashion flaw, though. I think the hair style is inaccurate, belonging to 1939, rather than 1800’s. But, I don’t want a remake of the film, neither does Hollywood, I guess.
This drawing on green pastel paper was my very first attempt to portray Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O’hara. She had a perfectly pretty face, but it lacked a distinctive feature, which made my work much harder than I had imagined. Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe make easier models for me, because they do have very unique features on their faces.
This green and white gown was worn by Scarlet O’Hara in the picnic scene in Gone With The Wind. Scarlet looked so lovely, standing out among all the other young ladies. Very summary and outdoor like. Though, it makes me wonder how they kept the gown clean from the dirt or washed it when there was no dry cleaning technology ; )