Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From Sketch to Costume - Delilah

Edith Head's Sketch
Edith Head created "The Peacock Costume" for Hedy Lamarr to wear in 1949's Samson and Delilah.   

Gorgeous Hedy Lamarr in the Costume
Edith Head and crew won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Color

The Peacock Costume today
The gorgeous dress was sold in 2011 for $12,000.00
Peacock detail up close
Unfortunately, parts of the dress have disintegrated and have been replaced with material to simulate the feel of the original dress.

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