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Kendra: Writer, film lover, weblady at VivAndLarry.com. Author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait, out this October from Running Press.

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Vivien Leigh in a Make-Up Still for Gone with the Wind, circa February 1939.

Vivien Leigh in a Make-Up Still for Gone with the Wind, circa February 1939.

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Iconic Film Costumes

Scarlett O’ Hara’s Curtain Dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone With the Wind

The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several problems. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh’s eyes and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, it had to look as if it were made from the draperies at Tara. So the dress was aged as if the sun had faded the material.

Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres Dress, the dress has a moss green velvet overskirt that parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt. It has fitted sleeves with a semi-cape on the left shoulder and a drapery cord belt.

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Elvis being interviewed by high school reporters backstage at the Pennsylvania Sports Arena, Philadelphia, April 5, 1957.

Elvis being interviewed by high school reporters backstage at the Pennsylvania Sports Arena, Philadelphia, April 5, 1957.

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Headdress designed by Olivier Messel and worn by Vivien Leigh as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1937-38 Old Vic season | Currently on display as part of the “Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright” exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Vivien Leigh as Viola in Twelfth Night | Old Vic tour of Australia and Central/South America, 1961-62 | Costumes by Loudon Sainthill
By the way, everyone, I’ll be representing the National Portrait Gallery on Friday for the #AskTheCurator segment of #MuseumWeek on Twitter. If you have any questions regarding Vivien Leigh and/or the Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration currently on at the NPG, go ahead and tweet them at @npglondon using the hashtag #AskKendra :D

Vivien Leigh as Viola in Twelfth Night | Old Vic tour of Australia and Central/South America, 1961-62 | Costumes by Loudon Sainthill

By the way, everyone, I’ll be representing the National Portrait Gallery on Friday for the #AskTheCurator segment of #MuseumWeek on Twitter. If you have any questions regarding Vivien Leigh and/or the Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration currently on at the NPG, go ahead and tweet them at @npglondon using the hashtag #AskKendra :D

Send in your questions on twitter! #vivienleigh #museumweek #twitter #askthecurator #exhibitions

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