That ostrich dress! in Top Hat (1935).
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made cinema history with their most successful film partnership, Top Hat. However, it wasn’t Astaire’s headgear that got people talking; it was Rogers’ ostrich feather dress worn in the Oscar-nominated song ‘Cheek to Cheek’.
The fact remains that this is quite possibly the most memorable, beautiful and romantic musical number ever captured on film, and Rogers’ dress contributes to this greatly. She was angelic!
It is said that Astaire objected to the feathers because the feathers flew in his face and even his mouth. But Ginger fought for the dress because she thought it the most beautiful dress she ever had.
It all worked out, and note that after filming, Astaire gave Ginger a gold feather charm for her bracelet!