September 20, 2010

Old South New Fashion

gwtw white dress

During New York Fashion week, I’m usually glued to my computer, obsessively viewing all the newest images from the shows, but with all the other things going lately, I sort of missed that boat. Oh well, I’ll have until Spring to catch up on the latest trends and styles. In perusing briefly, I did manage to see one Mr. Oscar de la Renta’s Spring Ready to Wear collection and I couldn’t help but think that he’s been watching my favorite film for inspiration.

gwtw black dress

Maybe it is because all things GWTW are so engrained in my subconscious that I see it everywhere I go. But surely y’all see some similarities here, right? 

gwtw green dress

{Scarlett’s green dress…updated for a garden party or gala}

gwtw ladies

{taffeta galore…can’t you just hear it rustling?}

gwtw red dress

{netting, and tulle, and beading, oh my!}

gwtw wedding dress

{appliqué, flower motifs, poufy sleeves}

Is this too much of a stretch or do you see it too? What other movie fashions do you dream of adding to your closet?

Also, I wanted to wish my sweet Me-me (a southern grandma) a very happy Birthday today!

meme birthday old scan

{me at 6 months…her cakes says “29 again”}


{a couple years ago on a fun beach trip}


  1. You really can see the similarities. Fashion just comes around again and again through the years. I love the green/white garden party dress. I would love the wear the clothes that Meryl Streep wore in Out of Africa.

  2. Now I just wish I had a BBQ to attend...or a party would do! Beautiful Southern inspired gowns!!!

    Happy Birthday to your dear grandma!!!

  3. Your grandma looks sooo young!

    I love ruffles and am so glad they are making a strong come back :)

  4. this is the BEST fashion week post I have ever seeeeeen!!!
    gorgeous. and a happy, happy, birthday to your sweet meme.

  5. I know nothing about fashion, but I could definitely see the inspiration!

  6. WHAT a cute post idea! I loved de la Renta's collection, but I didn't make the connection with GWTW. There are such similarities!

  7. love this post.

    And Happy birthday to your grandmother.

  8. The similarities are amazing! Good eye! Happy Birthday Me-me! Enjoy your time with your grandma. I so miss mine!

  9. Great post!! So.... see the similarities. You are so creative ;)

    Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

  10. You are too funny ~ I think you have a better eye than most. I must agree that there are very strong similarities in the styles.

    Hope your Me-me had a special day.


  11. I gave you an award today because you deserve it. Stop by and pick it up when you get the chance.

    Carol-the gardener

  12. Not a stretch AT ALL! I love it!! This may be my most favorites SBS post ever! Love it!!!!

  13. oh, and i also dedicated a song to you on Tuesday tunes.

    Carol-the gardener

  14. Well, of course. What Southern gal wouldn't!?! Great post. Hope your Me-me has a fabulous birthday! I wish I still had mine.

  15. i'm glad you dears are in agreement about the fashion similarities! i love womanly clothes....and would probably try to wear a hoop skirt if i thought i could get away with it! i'll make sure and share your comments with me me-me also! she'll love hearing that you think she looks young! xoxo

  16. It's definitely a nod to the Old South.

    Great job pairing all these frocks!
    I was actually thinking about Old South (KA) the other day. I may have to post a pic or two of me in my hoop skirt!!

  17. That's crazy. I totally see it. My all time favorite is the picnic at Twelve Oaks dress. I could never get enough of GWTW.

  18. I can totally see it! love, bill keck

  19. Yes I see it too! I adore scarlett's green dress, I think it's much prettier than the "new version" =) Great job on calling this!

  20. Great balls of's as plain as can be. Good call Kate.

  21. I totally see the similarities, that's the funny thing about art anything can inspire you. I love Gone With The Wind, so thank you for posting old and new eye candy. I have to say I am finding your blog very inspirational. I love the South and have dreams of being a southern bell. Thank you for helping me relish just a little bit more. I was talking to my aunt the other day about our southern roots and it seems all the signs are pointing to me blogging about it. Thanks for being my muse in this area.

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