Edith Head, Costume worn by Ginger Rogers as Liza Elliott in Lady in the Dark, 1944.
Ginger Rogers wore this costume for the ‘The Saga of Jenny’ sequence in the musical
Lady in the Dark, which was staged in a circus. In 1944, this single costume was the most expensive ever produced in Hollywood. Legendary designer Edith Head created the costume, with strong influence from Mitchell Leisen, a former costume designer turned film director. Rogers wore two versions of the dress, one for singing and static close-ups and a lighter version for dancing.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.