Black-and-white photo “Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original
photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).
So let me see if I’ve got this right. The 1950 Cinderella gown looked like this:
And the 2015 live action adaptation altered the style of the neckline, put butterflies all over it, removed the floofy things (I am not a design major, I have no idea what they’re called) from her skirt, changed the color from very pale whitish-blue to very deep blue with an iridescent purple/blue/silver skirt, and put her hair down, and that’s all fine.
But the dress Emma Watson designed for Beauty and the Beast took this:
And made it into this:
And this is beyond the pale because why exactly?
Last I checked, everyone was hating this movie for being “just the cartoon all over, but with live actors” and loving Emma Watson for speaking her mind about what she believes in. But suddenly change is bad if it’s something you personally enjoyed and also Emma Watson’s an idiot who ought to shut up and stop stealing the job of costume designers.
In 1959 Mark Shaw photographed the Vicomtesse Jacquline de Ribes wearing her latest Dior gown in the Paris living room of her father-in-law’s house. The ankle length satin gown is shown with a matching stole. A variation of this image appeared in the March 2, 1959 Life article; “Gala Evening Garb for Elegant Continentals.”