chartreuse dress


Jackie (2016) - Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy wearing a pale chartreuse silk dress with cap sleeves and folded collar, worn with satin opera gloves and pendant earrings. 

The costumes were designed by Madeleine Fontaine.

In this scene, the Kennedys host a concert by the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals. In real life, the event took place in 1961: Jackie was wearing a beaded dress by Oleg Cassini. The dress seen in the film is not the same, but for the colour.

“Vivien Leigh–little gypsy. If you want a label for her type, call it exotic. She is slim and luminous. And she can get away with her type of clothes–which runs to heavy, almost barbaric jewelery, leopard skin, and queer colors. In her chartreuse green Stiebel evening dress with topaz jewelery, she is like a Persian gazelle in the dark studio forest of chains and planks.

‘I always like to have my clothes just like me,’ she says. ‘I never buy any model, but I have it sized and discuss it with the designer. I don’t like suits so much as dresses and coats, because I’m little, but I like rather plain quiet tweeds for the country, with very bright blouses and sweaters.’”

–Vivien Leigh photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1935.