Gone with the Wind, is a movie that was created in 1939 and won 10 Academy Awards.
The starlet, is no other than Vivien Leigh, who played the fiery fire cracker that blazes through the hardships of love, life, civil war and reconstruction. She is beautiful, vivacious, witty, spoiled, and rather bratty. However, what makes her motivational is her strength to survive.
Her fashion represents this strength while her posture, voice, and style support it.
Fit for a queen, she is a woman of strength, beauty, and life. This is her style:
Walter Plunkett, was the genius behind all the costume designs from this movie. All of her clothes are fit for a queen, with glorious fabrics, and intricate details. The shoulders are broad, the waste small and the skirt quite full and glorious.
SHOW STOPPER STYLE
When I first saw this movie, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I can still remember watching the scene when Scarlett came out in this amazing red dress! It is one of those moments where your mouth drops, and you are left stunned.
Such a dynamic display of beauty, fashion, and confidence it is mesmerizing! Most people could not pull off such a powerful dress, but on the right person it creates the most unforgettable fashion moment.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Scarlett takes the curtains from her home to make this gorgeous dress. You can see what parts use to be curtains and yet it is so uniquely inspired.
"As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my wintess, I'll never be hungry again."
- Scarlett O'hara (1939, Gone with the Wind)
This quote is my favorite moment in the entire movie, because it is self empowering. Here is a girl who was spoiled, bratty, and weak, but she is now resurrecting from her lowest moment and spreading her wings.
Of course I do not believe anyone should ever "lie, steal, cheat, or kill" but the aspect of hitting rock bottom and choosing to be empowered is beautiful.
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