>> … after doing a bit of light research on costume designer Adrian Adolph Greenberg better known as Adrian, designer of Dorothy's red ruby slippers in the The Wizard of Oz, I'm now convinced that nothing other than this exact outfit will do for any New Year's Eve antics. Alright, so it's a near impossibility on this particular eve of 2011 to go get me this costume from the 1939 film The Women, designed by Adrian and used in the fashion show sequence in the film that also happens to be in Technicolour. Particularly as I'm sat on my arse at home pondering what will ensue in the next few hours.
However, looking at some beautifully large films as well as playing the fashion show sequence on YouTube (though without the original sound…) over and over again is enough for me to admire this surprisingly surreal ensemble where a short white kimono-esque robe makes the hand bearing a rose a physical component as well as a delicate print that consumes the satin bathing suit and lining. The addition of the rose gives a 'helping hand' to the oddness of a lonesome end limb sitting afloat a robe. Moreoever, that is some impeccable satin cutting seen in the bathing suit where not one wrinkle or bit of wonkiness exists. I'm banking on next year for opportunities to raid MGM's archives to make this a living reality.