Handmade Cyd Charisse Dress

Last night, our pal and fellow Gene fan Elizabeth brought to our attention this replica of Cyd Charisse’s flapper dress from the “Broadway Melody” number in Singin’ in the Rain (1952).

From what we can tell, the dress was recreated and hand-sown by Maral Agnerian for this year’s Dragon Con, the “largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.” Captions below Agnerian’s pics tell us

  • the entire dress was beaded and sequined by hand
  • the beading alone took 6 months to complete, and (for those who recall prom in the late ’80s),
  • dyeable bridal shoes “hurt like a MOFO.”

We’ve featured three images of the dress here, but you can see more on the designer’s photostream. What talent!



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