I was thrilled to see this article about the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas spent a pretty penny to acquire and restore two of Scarlett O'Hara's iconic dresses from the 1939 film "Gone With The Wind" (which was based on a novel written by a woman, BTW). The dresses were deteriorating, but now they're being fully restored and will go on display for everyone to enjoy. First thing everyone should know and make mental note of is the costume designer (the original costume designer) of these gorgeous dresses....one very gorgeous ball gown and the famous green curtain dress (that dress Scarlett made out of the curtains when she was down and out). Walter Plunkett was the amazing costume designer for Gone With The Wind. The dresses worn by actress Vivien Leigh are now on display for the first time in nearly 30 years at London's Victoria and Albert Museum as part of a Hollywood costume exhibit. You can read more here.(PS This is also another career direction you can take if you study design or love fashion. You don't need to just be a designer. You can restore costumes and historical garments for a living, too, and probably do very well if you become an expert.)♡

the amazing walter plunkett with his costume sketch for the scarlet red ballgown.

the gorgeous vivien leigh in one of the dresses on the set of the film. look at how gorgeous she is! they don't make movie stars like this anymore.
from the AP: "... conservator Cara Varnell works on the burgundy ball gown from "Gone With The Wind." Varnell determined that some feathers were original and some were replacements."

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