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‘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!”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Henry permalink
    January 12, 2011 8:09 pm

    I love this dress! What kind of fabric do you suppose it is made from?

    • glassoffashion permalink
      January 17, 2011 2:09 pm

      That’s a very good question! I’m wondering if the top layer with the pattern print is actually the same fabric- a chiffon or georgette?- as the stole, but overlaid onto a stiffer layer like a taffeta…?

  2. Anonymous permalink
    July 17, 2012 1:03 pm

    I am going to make this dress and i have been searching for well over a year now for the right fabric, but i have had no luck yet, so if anyone sees any similar please reply to this comment! Thanks! :) P.S the fabric on the dress actually seems to be tulle flower print, as you can see when you zoom in on this picture:

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