Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Leopard Movie

Madamemodiste recently posted an interesting youtube clip from a European movie costume exhibit. It was in another langauge, so it was a little difficult to determine the movies that some of the costumes were from. But I was quite taken by this sheer ballgown and had to know what delightful movie featured this lovely costume! So, after a little searching online, I discovered that it was a costume from the movie 'The Leopard' from 1963 starring Claudia Cardinale and Burt Lancaster. Although it is rather expensive to purchase the DVD, you can watch it with Amazon Video on Demand for $2.99 (you can watch the Trailer on that page). I haven't seen it yet, but if this dress is in it, if may be worth the $2.99 to watch!

Aren't those ballgowns beautiful?

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  1. Beautiful dresses! Welcome to Pittsburgh! I too am a seamstress and had a costume business for years, I highly recommend you check out the Fabric Place in Mt. Lebanon if you have not already done so. Gorgeous, high quality fabrics, notions, and trims. Best of luck to you and hubby here in the burgh, it is a wonderful place to live. Happy Sewing!

  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check out that fabric store, I hadn't discovered it yet!

  3. I watched that movie a year ago, and my friend and I just oogled te costumes. I said I wanted to raid the warehouse that the costumes were stored in after production ended. Probably the best costumed film I have ever seen.

  4. Yay! Netflix has 'The Leopard'! After my finals, we are definitely going to get together and watch this film ;-)

  5. Hey Rosie! Great idea!

    Chandra, I'm so glad to hear that it was good! I can't wait to see it! :)