Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Rainbow fairy costume fromOnce Upon a Time, 2011-12, FIDM Museum & Galleries
Once Upon a Time’s costume designer Eduardo Castro and assistant costume designer Monique McRay have been nominated for the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design. I don’t watch the show, so I don’t know if this costume was from this year or last year. It’s very unique, though.
I’ll put this under the “movie” tag because I don’t have a tag for TV.
Here’s a sketch for what appears to be another rainbow fairy:
Design by Renie to be worn by Mitzi Gaynor in The I Don’t Care Girl, 1953
Gloria Swanson and Teddy in Teddy at the Throttle, 1917 US
Most people believe that the famous scene with the girl tied to the railroad tracks was from the 1914 serial The Perils of Pauline, starring Pearl White, probably because it was featured in the 1947 film of the same name. However, the scene actually originated in Teddy at the Throttle, a 1917 Keystone short starring Gloria Swanson and Wallace Beery. Swanson was, of course, the girl tied to the tracks. And like all Keystone movies, Teddy was a comedy.
The swimsuit Gloria Swanson wears in this picture is tighter and shorter than what the average woman was wearing to the beach. Hollywood heroines were notorious for wearing all things sexy. This hasn’t changed at all.
Lillian and Dorothy Gish in “French Revolution” dress in Orphans of the Storm (1921). It’s a remake of a lost Theda Bara film called The Two Orphans (1915), proving that remakes are nothing new. But since we don’t have a print of The Two Orphans (as is the case with many Theda Bara films), we don’t know if it was remade for profit or because the original was terrible. Has anyone seen Orphans of the Storm? I want to see it but Lillian Gish freaks me out. lol
Can you tell that I love silent film? Fun fact: Music is so important to silent film that I’ve actually yelled at people (my 17 year old brother) to shut up because I couldn’t hear.
Look at how beautiful this costume is! It was worn by Mary Pickford in the 1929 version of Taming of the Shrew!
Gong Li in an unknown magazine in an outfit she wore in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), designed by Colleen Atwood
Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones in an unknown magazine in costumes they wore in Chicago (2002), designed by Colleen Atwood, 1920’s
I really wish Chicago had more accurate costumes, but nobody care what I think.
Keira Knightley in an unknown magazine wearing the dress she wore in Atonement (2007), designed by Jacqueline Durran, ca 1936
Kimono design by Deborah L Scott to be worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997), 1912