Saturday, January 15, 2011

Doppelganger Dresses, Part 19: Scarlett's Red Mrs. Kennedy Dress

The Mrs. Kennedy era hasn't featured too prominently in our Doppelganger Dresses series so far, despite our first find ever being the dress Scarlett wears at the time of the Shantytown attack, in what's technically the last day of her marriage with Frank. Today we thought we'd remedy that by taking a closer look at the historical inspiration behind the red dress Scarlett wears when convincing Ashley to come to Atlanta and work for her. Check out the screenshots and the fashion plate after the jump!

Red dress, circa February 1864. From Les Modes Parisiennes.

 Screen shots of Scarlett's red 'Mrs. Kennedy' dress in Gone with the Wind

NB: Scarlett wears a dress that's similar in color during a scene where she's counting money in the Kennedy store. That dress also has a white collar, but the style is slightly different and since we can only see part of it, we decided not to make it the focus here. 

1 comment:

  1. I think this is such a beautiful dress!! Love the color of it!


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