Friday, February 27, 2009

unforgettable

wedding dress
"The choice of fabric always very much influences the finished garment... Padmé's Wedding Ensemble is one such example. George's vision of an unpretentious private ceremony...called for a simple, beautiful gown in incredible fabric. We had finalized on paper how it should look, but just couldn't find a suitable material. Eventually...our Australian buyer happened upon an antique lace bedspread from the late Edwardian period (circa 1900). ...But the beds were smaller then, so there wasn't nearly enought material to make the planned dress. ...We ended up adjusting the design to fit the available amount of fabric." -Trisha Biggar (Costume Designer)

Utilizing an incredible embroidery facility in Sydney (Australia), the antique fabric was appliquéd onto eleven silk tulle pattern sections. The team made over 300 yards of French-knit braid to combine and meld the panels. The finished dress was then studded with pearls. The Maltese lace veil features a headdress made from Edwardian wax flowers and beaded pearls. Small pearls are sprinkled over the rest of the veil.

A dress that I can never forget. This has to be one of the most beautiful dresses in cinema history. In a way it reminds me of this Rochas dress from fall 2005. (Another dress that is permanently ingrained into my mind).

What do you think are the most beautiful dresses in cinema history?


Scans via Dressing a Galaxy by Trisha Biggar.
(Don't worry the next one is the last one, promise)

Enjoy your weekends!!

16 comments:

  1. I like his dress :P Might work for late summer nights :D

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  2. OMGoodness H! I remember my eyes going as wide as teacups at this scene, trying to see details of the dress, it is absolutely amazing!!! The detailing, the lace, how interesting to read the 'behind the dress/scenes' on it! :)
    xx

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  3. I love your Star Wars references. This dress was one of my favourites in the movie. (I have that same book!)

    It's a cliche, but I loved all the clothes Grace Kelly wore in Rear Window, especially the one with the black scoop back and full white skirt. The modern equivalent for me would be Gwyneth Paltrow's wardrobe in Sliding Doors.

    The clothes worn by Rachel Weisz in The Mummy were also very good. I much prefer Edwardian to Victorian because it's less fussy.

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  4. fashionaddict: i like that you say Rachel Weisz in the Mummy. I liked her Egyptian dress in the 1st, when they were riding the camels, and her wardrobe overall in the 2nd.

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  5. Woow love this dress!! Is a dream!! Im agree, we can never forget!!

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  6. i was never really able to get into starwars. but i have been completely fascinated by queen amidala's wardrobe. every piece is intricate and well-calculated and perfect. some of it even reminds me of gareth pugh, which is cool that george lucas's costume designers were so savvy. ALSO... Sophia Copolla's Marie Antoinette. The costumes were so gorgeous. GORGEOUS. They were in my school's museum for a while. the textiles and textures and details were so amazing. so beautiful. my favorite period-piece costumes of all time.

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  7. Such beauty.

    Thanks for posting.x

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  8. ohhthatkaitlyn2: i think one pugh's influences for spring summer were the storm troopers, but i think even in last fall he took inspiration from predator.

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  9. Haha I am such a nerd, I was specifically waiting for this dress to come up!! I adored it, so beautiful. And as for the most beautiful dresses, I am not sure to be honest, I am surprised all the time. But I have to agree with Fashionaddict, Grace Kelly's first dress in Rear Window was STUNNING!

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  10. I remember watching this movie and my eyes just popped out of my head when I saw this dress... so beautiful.

    I really loved all of the kimonos from 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. :)

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  11. ol lady e: memoirs of a geisha! yes good pick!

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  12. I agree that this dress is wonderfully beautiful. I can't even begin to recall all the beautiful cinema dresses. My favorite eras are the '20s and '30s, though; they knew how to cut on the bias back then!

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  13. I always liked Carol Burnett's version of Scarlett O'Hara's dress. Now that was a beauty!

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  14. h, there's so much depth behind your fashion picks...you def know your shit.

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  15. Love the dress. I can use that for my wedding. :) I give you a award for your blog. Please stop by and check it out. Have a nice day.
    Nini

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  16. It's nice to know someone else loves Star Wars as much as I do!

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