Today Doppelganger Dresses features what I think to be Melanie's prettiest costume in GWTW, the blue and white gown she wears to Scarlett and Charles' wedding.
One of the unique features about Melanie's dress is the crisscross pattern of wide ribbons that decorate the hem of the skirt. It turns out that variations of this style were actually common in the early 1860s. With this in mind, we've found two dresses that bear resemblance to Melanie's own. Interestingly, both dresses incorporate pink instead of blue like the movie version.
Check them out after the jump and let us know what you think.
|Pink and white dress. From Journal des Demoiselles, 1862.|
|Pink dress. From Revue des Modes et de l'Industrie de Paris, 1862.|
Left: Publicity Still of Melanie's dress from Gone with the Wind. Right: Melanie's dress in doll form. Image from Tonner Dolls.
Two versions of sketches of Melanie's dress, by Walter Plunkett.