Sunday, September 28, 2008

Film Noir

The heroine of the film noir: is she the dangerous femme fatale or is she the slightly wounded heroine? In the forties, she had to pay for her intelligence and sexuality but in the eighties and nineties she got some poor sap to pay for her crime while she rode off happily in a limo (like Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction) to a better life and a hotter man (like Kathleen Turner in Body Heat).

This robe noir, which is unlabeled, belonged to an Italian film actress of the sixties. It is beautifully made - each silk chiffon ruffle is hand finished - and there are a lot of ruffles! The black lace on the bodice is sheer and would look beautiful with a nude bra or body suit underneath. It has all the hallmarks of what we love in vintage - it is an absolutely unique piece - we love to have what no one else has and what no one else will be wearing and it is still incredibly current and modern.

So, could this have been worn in a film noir by some brilliant seductress who out schemes everyone just by being so distracting in her ruffled, silk chiffon gown with transparent lace? We like to imagine so! We supply the dress, drama optional.

Unlabeled 1960s Italian couture silk chiffon and lace gown. Size 4.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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