Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Prince and The Showgirl Dresses: Silk Mermaid Wedding Gown And Ivory Mermaid Premiere Dress

I am finally posting what i have been working on, it has been a busy year so far and it doesn't look like its going to let up anytime soon :-)
First is a variation on the ''Prince and The Show Girl Dress'' worn by Marilyn Monroe. a lovely silk mermaid evening gown with chiffon draping and beading.

my client wanted the sleeves to match, preferring the gathered one over the beaded one and they were made a little longer, to elbow length. Also she wanted only beading at the scalloped chiffon hem, everything else was left off. I used 100% silk charmeuse satin and silk crepe chiffon, and hand beaded the fringe and border. it is fully lined in poly shantung for a little more stability. The body of the dress has a cotton underlining to support the satin as well as boning in the side seams. The back neckline was raised to 1'' below the nape of the neck.
So the final dress has the same feel but has a much more simple and understated feel to it.

And second another customer requested the mermaid gown Marilyn Monroe wore to the Premiere of ''The Prince and the Showgirl'' i used a lovely ivory faux silk shantung, fully lined with built in bra cups, back zipper, very low scoop back, fitted through the body with princess seaming and full gathered skirt that starts just above the knee, and of course the matching wrap.

And below the pictures from the premiere showing Marilyn in the original dress

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful ! Better than the style of today !