Rosemary’s Dress

Every Christmas I watch “White Christmas” with Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby and every year I’m just blown away by this dress…

My favorite view of it is right before this scene starts – when she’s back stage. She turns around and you can see the back really well. You can kinda sorta see it in the video above, but not as well. Do any of you know who made this dress?! Do you know of any good still photos of it? I’ve googled it and didn’t find anything but black and white photos (understandably). Would love to remake it…in my free time – HAHAHAHAHAHA! (free time! – ha!)

What movies do you watch during Christmastime?

6 thoughts on “Rosemary’s Dress

  1. Rent the movie. At the end they ought to have the wardrobe designer. In those days, many designers were responsible for the star’s clothes.

  2. If you have a DVD of it, you might be able to play it on your computer, pause it, then take a screen shot to save. 🙂 Let me know if you ever try it!

  3. You’d do a marvelous job on the dress! I love it! I only wish I had the figure to wear something like that. Va va va voom! I love to watch White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life. I finally watched Elf, and I thought it was pretty funny, although I don’t generally like Will Farrell.

  4. Jamie, not sure if you found the answer yet, but the designer was Academy Award winning Edith Head, costume designer for the film. She had a knack for designing dresses that fit the shape of the woman transforming them into classics. She apparently has wom more academy awards that any woman in history. She also did Roman Holiday, Sabrina, a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, etc.Google her and you’ll find a lot. Apparently she is also seen as the inspiration for the Q character on the Incredibles!! fyi. I searched and searched but no patterns for that dress although several of her patterns are available online, she designed for Vogue and Advance. I did however find this great blog, with links for other posts, on Edith’s etiquette for a well dressed family, woman, etc. cute!

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