The ratings for last weeks pink and black 1890s Worth gown were very different, but everyone agreed on one thing: you DON’T like swag! Yes, that unfortunate swath of beading dragged the rating down to a 5.7 out of 10, pretty dismal for a Worth.
When I asked for Rate the Dress suggestions someone mentioned film costumes. It’s been a while since I’ve featured a film costume, and only once before have I shown one with a clip, so you could Rate the Dress in motion.
So here is Anne Miller Shakin’ the Blues Away in 1948’s Easter Parade (starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire)
I’m going to confess right out that I love this clip. I’m having post-awesomeness blues at the moment, and what better way to shake them off than with a bright yellow and black dress and some fabulous dancing?
I won’t be drawn on whether the dress itself is fabulous. That’s for you to decide. I know you haven’t been the biggest fans of yellow and black in the past. And you don’t always love mid-20th century historicism (Easter Parade is set in 1912). And you don’t like things you can compare to curtains.
But maybe you’ll love the flair and theatricality of the outfit. The saucy lace trimmed stockings. The perfectly fitted bodice. And the way the skirt goes from sophisticated drape to showgirl short with just a tug.
So what do you think? Is the dress as good as the dancing?
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