The iconic costume from the classic cinematic masterpiece is will be put up for auction next month.
Scarlett O’Hara‘s iconic pale blue negligée as worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind is about to be find a new home in one lucky fashion and film-lover’s wardrobe as it’s put up for auction in New York.
The sweeping gown worn by the British screen siren played a pivotal part in one of the 1939 film’s most heart-wrenching scenes, where Leigh’s character Scarlett O’Hara watches as her daughter is killed in a tragic horse riding accident.
Featuring billowing angel sleeves and satin ribbon detailing, the legendary floor-sweeping frock – rumoured to now be worth around £45,000 – is even labeled with an authentic inscription from the production: ‘Name Scarlett / No. 108-W.W. 381.’
After fears it had gone missing shortly after production on the classic movie finished, the dress miraculously re-emerged again in the 1980s, after it was learned that it had been given as a wedding present to one of the seamstresses by the film’s costume company 40 years earlier.
The iconic piece of cinematic fashion history will be put up for sale at the Bonhams auction house next month along with a selection of other classic movie memorabilia.
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