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Press Conference

Audrey’s character gives an audience to the press in Rome, the epitome of early 1950s ‘ladylike’ ideal.  She wears what appears to be a lace overdress, with shawl collar, belt and surplice bodice. This is worn over (presumably) a solid white underdress/slip with full petticoat.

Making an entrance:

The back. Note the dropped waist (or probably a hip yoke) that is more pronounced at the back than it is at the front:

Halfway down the back, the start of the underdress is just visible:

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  1. Henry permalink
    December 21, 2012 10:56 pm

    Fun Fact: Audrey had this dress taken apart after filming and altered to make the dress that she would wear to the oscars, and to accept the award for best actress for this film in 1954 (the dress recently sold for 70,000 pounds! – and I got to see it!). You can see the final dress here:

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