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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday's Fashion~~~Ginger





                The other day I heard one of my favorite old songs " The way you look tonight" and I instantly thought of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. For this post I'm going to concentrate on Ginger and her awesome sense of style!

There was something just mesmerizing about the way she danced and the passion that both she and Astaire  had on that dance floor....It was classy, it was romantic and it looked effortless...lighter than air.

She had a huge say in all the outfits that she wore in her movies. In fact Astaire was furious at her choice of the very famous feather dress. He told her that she shouldn't wear it because the feathers got in the way and he would constantly pick feathers off of his suit. She got her way. Sorry Fred, ya just can't tell a lady what to wear!


I Love love love this dress! The collar is darling and the dress flowed. Loved the shoes too!
 
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This dress screams DIVA!
                                  
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          This dress was heavily beaded and even smacked Fred Astaire in the face while they were dancing
                               
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                                                    Love the bead work on this dress
                                                          
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The Feathered dress. If you watch the movie you can see feathers flying off and sticking to Fred Astaire's Tux
                                 
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               I've included a video I found. This was posted by Shufflehop. The song was sung by Olivia Newton John        
 In addition to the genius that was Fred and Ginger...look at her style...just beautiful.
                                               
                       


                 



Doesn't the video just make you rest your cheek on the palm of your hand and sigh? I think every girl would like to be dipped while dancing and kissed like that!


One word..........DREAMY


13 comments:

  1. I love Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movies! Thank you for sharing your insight into the fashions in those movies - the feathered dress is one of my favorites . . . but the feathers flying around are funny.

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  2. I always loved Ginger Rogers. She and Fred were amazing dance partners. I always thought he was much too old to be a romantic partner for her. ;-)

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  3. Ginger does have an amazing sense of style.

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  4. She is so timeless and classic! I LOVE LOVE her style and all those dresses.

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  5. She was truly a classic beauty. We just don't see that style and grace today. Loved it.

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  6. what a great feel good post. Loved reading and listening.

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  7. Such a fun post - they certainly understood high fashion back in those days, didn't they?

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  8. Ginger was fabulous. I loved those movies. Story is that Fred and Ginger didn't get along so well. That just makes it more interesting - I love them both :D

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  9. Thank You very much for this. I always loved Fred and Ginger movies and it's great to see these photos. I could watch them dance forever and never tire of it. Her costuming was exquisite, the both of them always looked elegant when they danced.

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  10. Now you're talking about something I truly love. Today's movies don't have the class those Fred and Ginger movies had. Love that stuff. Have you seen the Fellini film Ginger and Fred? Okay, I'll admit that it's kind of weird, but such a wonderful surrealistic homage to the classic dance team.


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  11. What a beautiful post. Beautiful dresses. I am big fans of Fred and Ginger, if only I could dance like them....sigh! Diane

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  12. I love the vintage fashions. I wish I could wear more dresses....I SHOULD! ♥

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