• Fashion Friday #11: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Vivien Leigh arrived back in the United States on August 1st, 1950, at the Idlewild Airport (now JFK), in New York. She was on her way to Hollywood to begin filming A Streetcar Named Desire. Vivien had originated the role…

  • Fashion Friday #10: House of Balmain

    On Tuesday, October 25th, 1960, Vivien Leigh arrived in Cherbourg with her companion and fellow actor, Jack Merivale, aboard the Queen Elizabeth liner from New York. The two were fresh off the stage from co-starring in the play, Duel of…

  • Fashion Friday #7: Gone With The Wind in Atlanta

    In December, 1939, Atlanta fell under the spell of David Selznick’s masterpiece, Gone With the Wind. The mayor of Atlanta, William Hartsfield, declared a three day holiday to celebrate the movie’s premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater on Peachtree Street. Three…

  • Fashion Friday #6: The Woman In Fashion

    In 1949, Doris Langley Moore published The Woman In Fashion. This book featured clothing and accessories from Moore’s private collection covering the years 1800 to 1927. Moore gathered several famous ladies (actresses, ballerinas, society ladies, editors and opera singers) to model her…

  • Fashion Friday #4: Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday

    To mark William Shakespeare’s 400th birthday in 1964, Vivien Leigh and her good friend, Robert Helpmann, attended an outdoor celebration for the Bard. The party took place on an overcast day at the partially finished Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.…

  • Fashion Friday #3, On the Golf Course

    Today’s Fashion Friday outfit comes from the 1937 comedy, A Storm In A Teacup.  If you haven’t seen A Storm In A Teacup, here’s a very brief synopsis for you: The movie stars Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Sara Allgood, Cecil Parker…

  • Fashion Friday #2, Beaded Gown by Lanvin

    In 2003, one of Vivien Leigh’s dresses went on the auction block at Sotheby’s. This stunning evening gown was created by Lanvin and sold for 1,320 GBP, inclusive of the buyer’s premium. This white silk evening dress is only a…