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 and inspired by Sargent’s portrait of Madame X.

Black felt bats, buckrum, black silk chiffon nuno and hand painted detail.


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