Five fabulous frocks on Friday

Dita in THAT frock
Dita von Teese and Zac Posen

It’s been a loooong time since I published anything here on MumptyStyle as things have been super-busy lately, but I thought I’d quickly whip up this little post to celebrate frocks!  Because who doesn’t love a good frock?

Frock number one: Dita von Teese in THAT frock by Zac Posen


Wow – just wow.  Dita’s frock by Zac Posen was a standout at the 2014 Met Gala.  And that pose?  Girl knows her angles!

If your derriere looked like that in a frock, wouldn’t you just wear it all the time?

Frock number two – Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch dress

Perhaps the most iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe ever – this cinematic goldmine shot was taken on the set of The Seven Year Itch.  Designed by William Travilla, the dress sold for more than $5.6 million dollars in 2011, and is regarded as one of history’s most famous frocks.

Frock number three – Grace Kelly’s wedding gown

Grace Kelly

This one has inspired THOUSANDS of wedding gowns since actress Grace Kelly wore it to marry Prince Ranier III of Monaco in 1956 (including that of Kate Middleton.)  It was designed by Helen Rose of MGM and Grace wore two petticoats with it.  I think it probably helped that Grace Kelly was outlandishly beautiful!  Interestingly, it is rumoured that Marilyn Monroe was considered as a potential bride for Prince Ranier.

Frock number four – Liz Hurley’s black velvet “safety-pin gown”

Liz-Hurley-Safety Pin

Now I know it’s almost a crime to include this dress with the aforementioned three, but it is a very (in)famous frock!  Liz wore this Versace gown in 1994 when she accompanied Hugh Grant to the premier of Four Weddings and a Funeral – it is said to be Gianni Versace’s most famous creation.

And last, but not least, to up the class level again …

Frock number five – Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s gown

Breakfast at Tiffanys

The ultimate LBD (little black dress)! Designed by Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn wore it in 1961.  There were several versions made, and the original hand-stitched version is said to be in Givenchy’s private collection.   One of the versions worn in the movie was auctioned in 2006 and the money raised went toward helping build a school for the poor children of Calcutta. Audrey was as famous for her philanthropy as for her acting so she would have been proud to hear the charity’s spokesperson say “I’m absolutely dumbfounded to believe that a piece of cloth which belonged to such a magical actress will now enable me to buy bricks and cement to put the most destitute children in the world into schools.”

So that is my little round-up of famous frocks on a Friday!  Have a wonderful long weekend if you’re here in New Zealand!

Yours in frocks …


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