Thursday, October 8, 2009

Black Ribbon

This 1942 outfit had me hooked from the first time I saw it. Designed by Tim Kennedy in 1999, Gene’s outfit is for a movie of the same name. Playing a widow, Gene is decked out in a black charmeuse sheath. From the storycard:

Playing the part of Gilda Webster in ‘The Black Ribbon,’ a young widow who suddenly learns her beloved husband Paul has left her penniless, was a breakthrough for Gene. Portraying a slightly older woman in a role that called for her to run the gamut of emotions proved to fans—and critics—that she had what it took to be among the most revered stars of the silver screen.

And just how revered was that? Revered enough to earn her a Golden Star Award for Best Acress. How do you like them feathers? Almost as pretty as the feathers in her fan!

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