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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bow Ties, Dressing Robes, Smoking Jackets And More - Behind The Candelabra

Just when it might have been considered dead or that the trend might have died off, out comes a movie like Behind The Candelabra and gives us new inspiration. Behind The Candleabra is the story of Liberace's life in a period between 1977 and 1986 and the relationship that transpired between Liberace and Scott Thorson.

Whoever did the wardrobe deserves a big Oscar because it's some of the most lavish and superb design I have seen in some time. Garish, yes, but in it's absurdity you can see the art and it plays so well to the character of Liberace and the private and public worlds he creates. This morning I pulled out my Swarovski crystals and I am going to play with one of our velvet bows to see what we can come up with. I think this is a must see film. Interesting to note, our Mayfair and Dicky velvet bow ties are an almost exact replication of the ones worn by Liberace and Scott Thorson in 1980 in the photo below. That was quite an amusing find.

NB: Looking up IMDB I found that the costumer director was a woman called Ellen Mirojnick . Here is a great interview with Mirojnick about her role in the costumes on set. Click here.

Dressing gowns, a comeback is on it's way thanks to Behind The Candelabra

Diamonte studded bow ties

Almost an exact replication of our Mayfair bow tie - this is a photo of Liberace with Scott Thorson

Ornamentation in the centre knot of a velvet bow tie. Very enjoyable.

Douglas and Damon
A fantastic performance by Rob Lowe as Liberace's plastic surgeon. Apparently the cosmetic changes to his face caused him migraines.

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