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Wicked, Reggs . . . Here's Catherine Deneuve, dressed by Yves Saint Laurent.
Dark. I use light to medium neutrals with dark colors, but generally during warm weather. I've never worn white shoes. Never will. Deep loden green is a color I've introduced recently, to my cold weather wardrobe. I like it a lot.
Her son is probably celebrating. Mrs. Astor's life changed overnight, when she accepted a dinner invitation to a friend's home, met Vincent Astor whose wife 'Minnie' had become bored by him, agreed to a 'drive' around the grounds and more or less said 'I do,' all in one evening.
Double Vodka on the rocks . . .
Shirley Temple.
lakewolf, I saw that film when it first aired in theaters. Man With the X Ray Eyes has become something of an 'underground,' cult sci-fi classic. Love that movie.
Tomasso, I do too. As I've written on this thread, the interiors of Wright's work are sometimes deeply affecting. Even that 'minor' home in Gary, included a most energetic, surprising living space. It's the exteriors of Wright's buildings, the Guggenheim Museum for example, that sometimes leave me cold. Not crazy about the Greek Orthodox Church elevation, either. Inside however, he creates a memorable environment of illusion and space.
Yes, I read about that search. That violet cloth is bewitching against those magically colored eyes. Brings back some of the women I remember from my youth. Lots of them had come from the Greek islands. Many of these ladies never wore makeup, in their lives. Lots of them wore only black. Still, if you unpeeled the layers of hardship and want, femininity surfaced. Some of those women were beautiful. They had perfect complexions, even features; many had...
For many classic films, wardrobe departments actually made clothes for the stars. Joan Crawford spoke of 'standing for seven hours,' being fitted for a film: The Story of Esther Costello. Costumes by Jean Louis. You could see that these garments fit the actors, 'just so.' Also, as you suggested, costumes are integral to the story itself. Lana Turner once walked off a picture (Anatomy of a Murder) because Otto Preminger insisted that she wear ready-to-wear...
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