Scarlett O’Hara Inspired Color Pallette at THE NEXT COOL THING
Many of the scenes in “Gone With the Wind” are memorable and what seems to define those scenes is Scarlett O’Hara’s wardrobe.
It was not only the furnishings and lavish décor that littered the set of the movie that moved us. The costumes that Scarlett wore also inspired us in designing our modern space within the “Gone With the Wind” exhibit at THE NEXT COOL THING.
What specifically motivated us was the infamous “inappropriate” garnet gown. You know the one.
The garnet gown with its feathers, rhinestones, and low cut neck line inspired me to choose bold red accents for the room in honor of the iconic dress. Modern design is many times about pushing limits just like this party frock did in the movie. Pushing limits and going against what is acceptable and safe is what makes creating an ultra-contemporary space so much fun.
“Nothing modest or matronly will do for this occasion,” Rhett said to Scarlett when he forced her to wear the dress to a special event. His intention was to humiliate her, but she wore the dress with defiance and flair. It was certainly a show stopper.
Well, we also decided that nothing modest or matronly would do for the modern space within the “Gone With the Wind” exhibit. I hope that it too will be a show stopper.
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