Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery



# 4855 - c. 1967 - From the Classic Movie, CAMELOT Starring Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, comes this VERY Heavy, LONG Trained Yellow Gown!  Designed by BEST COSTUME DESIGN Oscar Winner, John Truscott!  Never Completed... in New Condition!  I have three gowns from the movie going up.  This one has a label which reads:  "Unfinished Camelot Gown".  Yet this is the one that is the heaviest which makes me wonder if perhaps this was destined for Vanessa Redgrave... perhaps for the "If ever I should leave you in Summer" scene.  Meanwhile, I sold the Nightgown worn by Vanessa Redgrave (went to a museum), and I have a cape worn by Franco Nero (though hard to find as worn in the movie... but I purchased it WITH the Vanessa Redgrave gown so it's guaranteed to be authentic John Truscott designed piece).   Rare indeed as Mr. Truscott only worked on two films as costume designer in his career.  "Camelot" and "Paint Your Wagon".   As is written:  "Despite his enormous talent, he gained a reputation for 'spending a lot of money' on his designs and was never offered any additional Hollywood films after making only two."  In reviewing the film, it's written:  "Where the spectacle does appear is in the production design of John Truscott, who blew through the film's budget with his penchant for extravagant detail and artistic direction (There are 3500 different costumes in the film. Redgrave's wedding gown took six months to create at a cost of $12,000 1967 dollars - that's over $80,000 today!!!)"  The 5 costume pieces I have had are all beautifully designed, and of unique fabrics)... nothing cheesy like you might find in more modern movie costumes.  This yellow gown weighs about 9 pounds... without any beading or anything!!!  That's extraordinary!   Measures:  35/36" bust, 25/26" waist, 64" long from shoulder to hem in front, 113" long in back!  Back zipper.  Long slit up front skirt... may have been designed to be worn with slip and sleeves under.  Comes with 2006 COA from Backlot Props and well as COA from  Has the WARNER BROS. label inside.  Excellent condition.  -Approx. - SIZE 4 TALL

SOLD - But on Display for Research/Study