Golden Dresses of the Golden Era


When I first saw “To Catch A Thief” with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant I was naturally captivated by the complex Hitchcock plot and the brilliant acting done by all. However, I must admit that one of my favorite things about the film is Grace Kelly’s wardrobe. When she walks into Cary Grant’s suite wearing the simple and elegant flowing chiffon white dress with an extravagant strand of diamonds dancing around her neck it literally took my breath away. So much so in fact, that many years later when I went to pick out my own wedding dress, I was looking for as close to an exact replica as I could find.

There are many other dresses that stick out in my mind from the Golden Era of film that are stunning, extravagant, breathtaking, and most of all timeless. Some of the dresses themselves seem to have even become iconic. Over 50 years later the gorgeous gowns still captivate woman of all ages. Here are some of my personal favorites..

Grace Kelly in the classic white dress from “To Catch a Thief” and a stunning variegated blue gown from the same film.

Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina” and from her fashion montage scene in “Funny Face”

Katherine Hepburn in “The Philadelphia Story”

Doris Day’s Pink Dress in “Lullaby of Broadway”

Grace Kelly (again) in “Dial M for Murder” and “Rear Window”

Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor

Well, there you have it! Those are just a few of my favorites. I hope you will share yours as well 🙂

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2 Responses to Golden Dresses of the Golden Era

  1. melissa ticen says:

    Love it, Danielle! The pics you posted just reaffirm your exquisite taste. 😉 I long for, I covet the glam gowns of old Hollywood…..why was I born in the ultra tacky 1970’s? Be glad you missed that era!

  2. Suzanne Keeton says:

    I can see you in those gowns. You have the figure for it.
    Something to look for———- check out (if you can) the gowns Marilyn Monroe wore in SOME LIKE IT HOT. So, so awesome. But nobody could wear them like she could.

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