Saturday, April 20, 2013

Esther Williams and Irene Sharaff

Esther Williams was one of the first to synchronized swimming they called it aqua ballet!
I loved her in "Bathing Beauty" a WONDERFUL MGM Movie. They even use to call her the princess mermaid.

Click on link for more about Esther Williams

The woman who made the costumes for the movie was Irene Sharaff. She received her training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and then went on to her first work in fashion as an illustrator for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in the 1930s. Her first own creation appeared in Broadway and then she signed a 4 year contract with MGM. At MGM she said that she saw everything "in blocks of color" her best designs were in the 1950's. She was Elisabeth Taylors Fav. designer! Her line of work in movies are unbelievable. She passed away on August 10th 1993. Her Quote Was:"You can acquire chic and elegance, but style itself is a a rare thing."