Very interesting article in the LA Times. Some of the famous Walter Plunkett-designed gowns from Gone With the Wind are in need of restoration and repair. You can make a donation to help save them HERE. Keep in mind, most film costumes are not made to last forever, just through the shooting period, really. If these costumes are to be preserved, it is going to take some work! Once the costumes are restored, they can be exhibited, and we can share this important chapter of our art form’s history with the public. If you’d like more information about Walter Plunkett and the design process for this epic film, click HERE!
Irene Sharaff's sketch for Brigadoon
Happy Halloween, everyone. This is officially OUR holiday, so have a blast tonight!! I wanted to show you something that is pretty beautiful and amazing. I am sorry I didn’t know about it earlier, but wanted to share it with you just the same. Icollector had a huge auction of vintage costume sketches on their site recently. You can see them here. They had a ton of sketches from the likes of Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Anthea Sylbert, Valles, Edith Head, Travilla, Irene Sharaff, Orry Kelly and many more. It is truly something to behold.
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Have a happy and safe Halloween, Frocktalkers!!