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Monday, November 24, 2008

Enchanted Blue and Rose Dress

As some of you may remember from this post, we took our little guys to see Enchanted, the movie, when it come out and they just loved it! Loved it so much that when it came out on DVD, we decided to buy it. The point being, we watch it pretty often as a family, so I'm getting to know the costumes very well. I was flipping through random art books at Borders (being heavily side-tracked from finding literary reads, but hey! that happens sometimes at a well-stocked bookstore), and found this John Singer Sargent painting. Hmmmmm..... looking mighty close to Giselle's blue and rose dress, don't you think?Enchanted Giselle's Blue and Rose Dress - Historical InspirationYes, I confess ... I am a movie costume nut. And proud of it! :)

Starting this post, I'm going to try something new. I was looking through my blog archives and thinking about how much love and work went into some of those entries and how timeless and beautiful some of them were and how they deserved better than to be buried for eternity .. so, I'm going to try to link related posts from now on. We'll see how it works :)
Other posts you might enjoy:
Drawing From History


Heather said...

I remember that Drawing From History post! This dress looks exactly like the Sargent painting!!! LOL Well I guess costume designers have to get their inspiration from someplace!

Waterrose said...

I can't believe how close a match it is. They chose a beautiful pattern and fabric. And, who wouldn't want to see a dress like that again?

Mary Timme said...

How neat is that! Good! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nerissa said...

Hi Heather
Beautiful post. I enjoy historic costume so much.
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your support & creative inspiration.
:) Nerissa

Lilli said...

Hey, that is totally the same dress as Giselle's! You're so right. What's old is new again :)

Laren said...

Thucydides said history repeats itself!

Amazing dress!