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Gilda

The most famous image of Gilda, wearing a dark strapless dress, whilst performing the first onscreenstrip tease act, albeit that she only took off one glove. This dress was the talk of Hollywood regarding the construction, how did it stay up? When asked Rita replied, “With two of my best assets.” Designed by Jean Louis […]

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Rita

Rita

Gilda sings at a night club in Monte Negro with an exposed prefect midriff and a slit to display her dancer’s legs. She has escaped from Argentina but is tricked into returning where Glenn Ford wreaks revenge for his perceived wrongs. Detailed with Egyptian motifs that proved very popular in the late 1940s. Cairo and […]

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Screen Siren

During the shortages of World War 2, clothing was restricted to conserve materials and resources. The Limitation orders eliminated cuffs and pockets, narrowed and shortened skirts, narrowed belts and streamlined fashion. The war years look was no nonsense, no frills and no fun! After this period of “make do and make over” masculine looking fashion, […]

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