NARRATOR: Conservators were committed to returning the “Gone With The Wind” costumes to designer Walter Plunkett’s original version, and they faced a special challenge with Scarlett’s famed burgundy ball gown. Morena: The burgundy ball gown is one of the most lush and extravagant gowns that Scarlett wears in the film, with the combination of the […]
NARRATOR: The “Gone With The Wind” costume project was funded by donors from 44 states and 13 countries. Led by independent conservator Cara Varnell, the effort was a collaboration of many experts. More than 180 hours were required to stabilize these famous costumes– the work of legendary costume designer Walter Plunkett. Morena: Walter Plunkett was […]
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In conservation, we usually avoid doing restorative treatments, but if there’s something on the garment that misrepresents the way that it was intended to look, we will correct that if we can. That was the situation with this ballgown from 1898. It was made by the House of Worth, one of the top Parisian couture […]
NARRATOR: The Harry Ransom Center spearheaded an effort to conserve dresses from “Gone With The Wind” that are part of the Center’s David O. Selznick collection. These four videos offer a glimpse at the task of increasing the longevity of these important costumes. Wilson: Costumes are valuable because they contain a wealth of information about […]
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Hey, everyone. It’s me, Wendy and today I’m gonna be showing you how to make a hoodie I know It’s kind of dark to see I’ll show you obviously in better light later, but my hoodie is zipperless There’s strings in the front coming out of the hood and like all good hoodies. There’s the […]