‘Beautiful!’ dress and cloak
This baby blue satin cloak with matching above-elbow length gloves takes Audrey’s character Jo from her hotel balcony…
…down and out into the street like a madcap little blue riding hood….
…and to the jazz club where she should NOT be because she is due to star in a fashion show ANY MINUTE…..
…where she is scooped up by an irate Fred Astaire….
…and gets a darn good scolding and then the silent treatment on the way to the fashion show.
Ah, finally! A view of the dress underneath:
Oddly enough, the cloak and gloves just appear to be standard travel wear for the girl about town. Audrey removes them for the catwalk:
Aha, another floating back panel! Which starts from a small bow (like the wedding dress):
Over the dress, a matching stole (chiffon?). The dress is not white with black spots, as a casual glance might lead you to believe, but ivory, with a white and black flower print:
“You’re not STILL belly-aching, Fred? Take that!”