Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ballad of the Red Dress

Few things are more dramatic, more elegantly striking, hell, more sexy...than the red dress.

Think Michelle Pfeiffer on the piano in "The Fabulous Baker Boys", Monroe and Russel in gentleman Prefer Blondes, Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or Jessica Rabbit taking the stage (I don't care that she's a 'toon, she's insanely hot).

No matter who you believe you are in your head (brainy chick, awkward wallflower, hard working farm girl, rocker) when you put the red dress on at the end of the movie and make your grand entrance you become the love interest - no exceptions.

If someone is taking you out this Valentine's Night, you need to be wearing a red dress. It's only polite.
A blonde and very young Sophia Loren:

Nicole Kidman models the red dress from "Moulin Rouge":


Model Lily Cole:


 Jayne Mansfield promo for "The Girl Can't Help It":


 Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face":


Scarlett Johansson in Vogue:


Rachel McAdams in Vogue:


 Reese Witherspoon in Vogue:


Tim Walker photography:


Suri Cruise reportedly only likes to wear red dresses. Oh, to be a filthy rich toddler.....

 Dress by my favorite dress designers Rodarte. It's a little Dancing With Myself...but in a good way. 


 Alexander McQueen:
 Gallery of Valentino (Reigning Patriarch of the Red Dress):


Posh Spice in Russian Vogue:


Carla Bruni-Sarkozy shot by Liebovitz for Vogue:


Oil Painting by Joan Bevelaqua:


This post dedicated to the ailing Elizabeth Taylor. If you do not have a date for Valentine's Day, rent or download "Suddenly Last Summer". It's a masterpiece.

1 comment:

  1. Loved, loved, loved this collection of images ~ which just goes to show how utterly timeless, classical and attention-grabbing red really is.

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