Inspiration for tonight…

12 Mar

… comes from Preminger’s fabulous The Moon is Blue. I know of few other movies with so much rhythm while being just a matter of dialogue. The pitch is of biblical simplicity. A young girl meets a handsome man, and they spend a rainy night together and they fall for each other. She meets the ex-, and her incredibly charming drunk of a father (David Niven). He meets her rather old school father. What makes this extremely fresh and pleasing is that she’s a kind of Voltaire’s Candide, rational and straightforward, bulldozing her way through the social conventions of the game of love.

Dawn Addams plays there the ex-, a spoiled young bitch unreasonably well dressed. I did what I could to convey this in some captures, but you really want to see this movie.

The dress

With some motion

Incredible texture

… and a coat with a veiled hat you really want to be caught dead in.

The coat

Unfortunately, the heroin is of no sartorial merit worth mentioning. She wears a kimono at some point.

3 Responses to “Inspiration for tonight…”

  1. aurumgirl March 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Of course the ex is a bitch–what is that behind her bed, a built-in shelving construct for her perfume bottles? Now, that’s my idea of design!) A girl like that isn’t going to wear shlubbies. I can see from here that a team of skilled hands worked those (apparently ribbon) appliqués onto that fabric, piece by piece, all for the luxury of still feeling dissatisfied.


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