Elizabeth Taylor wearing an Edith Head designed dress in A Place in the Sun, 1951.
The dress had six layers of white net over a pale mint green taffeta , studded with single velvet violets, and a bodice covered in white velvet violets with green centers. It caused a sensation among prom-going young ladies that year. Manufacturers recognized the fact and had copies of the gowns ready for purchase in stores at the time of the film’s release.
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From The Grace Kelly Years: Princess of Monaco: “Grace Kelly, studio, contact sheet, New York, c. 1952 (Prince’s Palace Archives, Monaco).”