3 posts tagged "The Wizard of Oz"
Today’s sci-fi epics (ahem, Hunger Games), throwback flicks (The Wolf of Wall Street being the latest, with its portrayal of down-and-dirty nineties bankers), and witty dramas (Blue Jasmine, anyone?) have some pretty impressive wardrobe teams. But when it comes to the most iconic on-screen ensembles, the films of yore take the cake. According to a poll conducted by the U.K.’s British Heart Foundation (it held the study to promote its “Ram Up Red” campaign, which raises awareness about heart disease), Marilyn Monroe’s William Travilla-designed white halter frock (yes, that one) from 1955′s The Seven Year Itch was at the top of the list. In second place was Judy Garland’s blue gingham dress and ruby red slippers from 1939′s The Wizard of Oz, and Olivia Newton-John’s second-skin black look from Grease, Ursula Andress’ white bikini in Dr. No, and the ebony Givenchy gown Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s came in at third, fourth, and fifth place, respectively. As for the win, we’re sure Ms. Monroe—or rather, her character, The Girl—would think it’s “just delicate.”
Andrew Heather Signs On With Revillon, Gucci Museum Opens In Florence This Week, Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers Could Sell For Millions, And More…-------
Andrew Heather, who has been assisting Riccardo Tisci on Givenchy’s couture collections, has signed on as the new creative director of Revillon. The French luxury furrier has had an in-house team designing the annual winter collections since Peter Dundas left in 2009. [WWD]
This Wednesday, the Gucci Museo inside Florence’s Palazzo della Mercanzia will open in celebration of Gucci’s 90th anniversary. The museum will include a permanent archive exhibit, contemporary art installations, a Gucci eatery, a Rizzoli bookstore, and a gift shop. [Racked]
Judy Garland’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz could sell for $2 to $3 million when they go on the chopping block in December. The shoes are one of four pairs made for the movie. One pair is on view at the Smithsonian, another belongs to a private collector, and the third is MIA after they were stolen from the Judy Garland museum. [Vogue U.K.]
Over the weekend, Lady Gaga got all dressed up in a “floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress” for a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Barack Obama. The pop star, who attended as a paying guest, said last week she wanted to discuss her “concerns about bullying” with Obama at the event. Whether she accomplished her mission or not, we don’t know. [Huffington Post]