Monday, April 14, 2014

MOST WANTED: Sky blue beaded with leaf appliqués Elizabeth Taylor gown

This is another stunning gown made by Nolan Miller for Elizabeth Taylor.  The sketch details this gown as being made for Elizabeth for the Academy Awards, but I can not find any images of her in it at an awards show.  I am not sure if she ended up wearing this gown to the Academy Awards as it was intended.  Elizabeth did wear this gown to functions though, including one honoring Princess Margaret, attended by Joan Collins also wearing Nolan Miller.

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, March 22, 2014

WANTED: Pale gray dress with fox trimmed cape Dominique ensemble

This is one of the first outfits we see Dominique in, and it certainly leaves a lasting impression.  This outfit consists of a pale gray long sleeved dress worn under an asymmetrical fox fur trimmed cape. The outfit is really quite simple, yet the asymmetrical cut of the cape gives it a very modern and unique look, while still chic and luxurious.  Dominique wears this ensemble the first time she ever meets Alexis at her penthouse, which results in a very memorable scene between the two ladies.

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

WANTED: Red beaded trim Krystle gown

This is a simple, yet elegant design worn by Krystle in the 5th season of Dynasty.  Red was not in the usual color palate for Krystle's wardrobe or formal gowns.  To my knowledge this gown was not worn outside of Linda wearing it on Dynasty.  I like the simple wrap-style cut of the gown, while the embellishment of the beaded trim adds interest and glamour to the piece.  I also love a red gown.

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MOST WANTED: Black beaded paisley Alexis gown

This is the most intricately detailed gown Alexis ever wore on Dynasty, and is one of the most detailed gowns that was ever worn by any lady on the show.  I love this gown, as it has several elements that I really like all in one gown.  The most unique, and impressive aspect, is the intricate paisley design all along the back and sleeves of the gown, which is made up of different color rhinestones and beads.  The material of the sleeves and back are sheer, so its as if the designs are on Joan's nude flesh. Joan wore this gown in a photo shoot, that was used for People magazine, to the Oscars, as well as Dynasty.  In between her photo shoot and the appearance on Dynasty and the Oscars, a lot more beading was added to the paisley pattern filling up most of the sheer material.

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

MOST WANTED: Black velvet floral beaded Elizabeth Taylor gown

Even though this is not Dynasty worn, this is my ultimate and favorite Nolan Miller creation.  Along with the Dynasty wardrobe, Nolan designed personal wardrobe for many glamorous stars of the 1980's including Elizabeth Taylor.  Elizabeth wore this gown to several functions, but most notably to the 1985 Golden Globes where she won the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.  I think the design of this gown is so unique.  A simple and elegant cut enhanced with cascading vines of leaves and flora in silver beads and clear rhinestones.  The beading and rhinestones set against the black velvet material creates a very alluring and dramatic contrast in color and texture.  I find the most unique feature to the vine of leaves and flowers that runs across the décolletage.  I love this gown on so many levels. I don't think it gets anymore glamorous or beautiful than this piece!

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

My Collection: Red beaded Alexis gown

This gown was worn by Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington Colby on "Dynasty" and was also personally owned and worn by another famous actress of that era.

Joan wore this gown in episode 98 of season 5 "That Holiday Spirit", the only Christmas themed show of the series.

This gown is red fabric with ruby red bugle beads sewn in a zig-zag pattern. The round puff sleeves are red satin, as is the mermaid style bottom of the gown which begins with a length of ruched satin at the hip that diagonally crosses the front of the gown and circles around the hemline.