This post was always going to happen. Particularly since my review of director Howard Hawks’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes revealed William Travilla’s unforgettable costume design as a major highlight. As such, I hope you enjoy the below images at least half as much as I do.
Leopard print gorgeousness.
A shot from the film footage that had me compelled to find out who these two characters were, and why.
The famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend number. Just ask Madonna, Lady Gaga and Margot Robbie.
From the opening dance number.
Just after the opening dance number.
Yellow roses with gold detail, for your memories.
The coolest blue, red, yellow and black have ever looked together? Possibly.
Who said ‘blue and green must never be seen?’
The most memorable double wedding look in film history, probably.
Of course, there’s no celebration of the costume design of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes without featuring the famous gold lamé dress. A creation that was deemed so risqué for the time period, that in the movie, it’s only shown from the back, and what a beautiful shot it is.
Did I miss out your favourite look?
Read my spoiler-free movie review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Happy Film Loving