My Fairyland Littlefee Ante sneaked into the flower show… She is wearing a blossom dress that I made with silk flower petals.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event in March. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. The Show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. This year, the theme was “Celebrate the Movies.” I was thrilled to find an abundance of fashion: fashions from the movies, and fashions made entirely of botanicals.
Frilly underthings made of petals:
A Cuff Bracelet made of leaves, stems and berries:
A Wide Brimmed Hat made of pineapple and accented with roses:
A Sassy Hat and a Living Dress Form:
In keeping with the theme, “Celebrate the Movies,” there was a very special exhibit of 50+ vintage film fashions from Gene London’s collection:
Here are a few close-ups of some of the fashions to whet your appetite — there are many more on my Flickr.
Gown worn by Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette in “Marie Antoinette,” 1938. Designer: Adrian
Costume worn by Lana Turner as Samarra in “The Prodigal,” 1955. Designer: Herschel
Peignoir worn by Vivien Leigh at Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” 1939. Designer: Walter Plunkett.
Gown worn by Jeanette MacDonald as Ana/Brigitta in “I Married An Angel,” 1942. Designer: Kalloch
Costume worn by Raquel Welch as Priestess of the Whip in “The Magic Christian,” 1969. Designer: Evangeline Harrison