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. And so, without any further a do, I hope you enjoy the below images at least half as much as I do.
Firstly, lilac magic.
Then some head-turning leopard print gorgeousness.
The only word is ‘Wow!’
This here is a shot from the film footage that had me compelled to watch the movie; after finding out who these two characters were and how they came to look so great together.
The famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend number. Just ask Madonna, Lady Gaga and Margot Robbie.
Completely stunning red sequins from the opening dance number.
More red shine, just after the aforementioned dance number.
Some yellow roses with gold detail for your memories.
And, an important question: ‘Is this the coolest, that blue, red, yellow and black have ever looked together?’ Very likely!
Another very well deserved ‘wow!’
Who said ‘blue and green must never be seen?’ Seriously, I’m not trying to pick a fight but WHO?
Probably the most memorable double wedding look in film history!
Last but in no way least, there’s of course, no celebration of the costume design in 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 view it is.
Did I miss out your favourite look? Unlikely. But it’s nice to ask.
Read my spoiler-free movie review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).
Happy Film Loving