When the move adaption of Gone With The Wind opened in theaters, people camped out for days. And it was worth the wait. The story, the acting, the drama, the CLOTHES. Nothing is more iconic than the these layers of white organdy cinched with a little red leather belt, designed by Walter Plunkett.
And of course the unforgettable Curtain Dress, or Portieres Dress. The fabric of the dress was carefully dyed to match Vivien Leigh's eyes, and slightly faded to give the impression of having been hung for a long time in sunlight. Wah-lah. The perfect green velvet dress with a semi-cape and a cord belt.
Below, the Trip to Saratoga costume, a sketch by Walter Plunkett for an un-filmed scene. A lovely design with a striking broad plaid skirt, bodice with lace jabot, and lace trim. Maybe this should be called the pillows dress - I'd love a set of throw pillows out of that skirt pattern.
Organda dress and Saratoga sketch, Tonner Doll Company. Apartment, Margaret Mitchell House. Curtain dress, Entertainment Weekly.