Well, I suppose if you're going to ban your husband from your bed due to your misguided love for another man, you might as well do it in fabulous mid-Victorian style. At least that's the approach our dear Scarlett takes in the movie version of Gone with the Wind, thanks to the sumptuous green velvet wrapper she dons for her infamous 'no more babies' scene.
Today the Doppelganger Dresses series tackles the period inspiration behind Scarlett's costume. Full-color fashion plates of the era rarely featured wrapper styles, but we've found a fashion plate that we think matches up well with the green wrapper from GWTW and we're excited to share it with you.
You'll find the fashion plate in question after the jump, as always. Does it look like Scarlett's wrapper to you? Let us know what you think!
|Green wrapper. La Mode Illustree, 1867.|
|Publicity still of Scarlett's green wrapper in Gone with the Wind.|
Screenshots of Scarlett's green wrapper in Gone with the Wind.
Editor's Note: The Harry Ransom Center has the original green wrapper from Gone with the Wind in its holdings. Be sure to check the site out a great look at the full costume.