50th Anniversary of #Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor's floor sweeping costumes took advantage of a wide array of pleating, beading, and metallics, some fabrics even made of 24k gold. With no shortage of coin-necklaces, gold bangles, and jewel encrusted snakes, Cleopatra glistened in every jaw-dropping look. Costume Designers: Renie Conley, Vittorio Nino Novarese and Irene Sharaff. Tyranny of Style.
A silk jersey evening gown, ca. 1973, by the Parisian couture designer Madame Grès. Established in Paris in the 1940s, Madame Grès produced classic and elegant couture designs for famous women like Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Grès was known for sculpting fabric directly on model's bodies, making each dress a unique piece of art