Rear Window 1954
Nobody has mesmerized an audience like the late, great, Grace Kelly.
The talented Edith Head designed this dress for her appearance in the movie “Rear Window”
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White Christmas (The Movie 1954)
Starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen.
Costume designer the late, great Edith Head.
Rosemary Clooney, as Betty, wore a fabulous black velvet dress.
I have made this black velvet paper dress as a tribute to the wonderful works of Edith Head.
My paper tribute to Donna Zakowska, the talented costume designer of the Emmy winning
“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”.
This beauty from season 3 episode 5 took my breath away
It takes more than a month to create a single Couture Confection. I see the surprise on a face when I say that but when you take into account all the hidden steps that are involved you will not be surprised.
Of course there is the sewing (yes, that is the same sewing machine that I have been using since 1970, but to be honest I have 2 identical machines in case one is in the shop, I can continue to work).
And there is the pattern making
Sometimes the paper can be ironed
But before any of these steps can be done, the paper must be prepared. The silk sanwa, a sheer paper from Thailand, comes in white only so each dress has to be air brushed with the paint of the color I want the dress to be. I have to air brush the paper
Because the paper needs at least 6 coats of paint it has to be line dried between coats
When the paper is the correct color I can apply a sealant
Now the paper is ready for the pattern and sewing machine
Nancy’s major in college, during the 1970’s, was theater costuming. Thereafter she was able to secure a job as a fitter and alterations in a shop of couture clothing. During this time, her personal work was featured in Glamour magazine. …