Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cinematically the Waist

Rita Hayworth
Gilda, 1946
Gowns by Jean Louis
Sultry, sexy, seductive, satin, shimmy shimmy ya. Rita Hayworth's Gilda is the femmiest of femme fatales, and oddly, a third wheel in her own relationship. There is most definitely something going on between her two lovers--nothing like coded homosexuality in the good ole days-- so can you blame the girl for doing what she has to do, even if that includes running away to Sous America to etch out a living singing in nightclubs:

Turn it.

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