I've been invited to a birthday soiree in Hollywood Hills next week and I have nothing to wear. My good friend is dating a well-known director and the house is off Mullholand Dr. and has an amazing view of the city. I had been there once for a casual BBQ but this event is for her birthday and I need to wear something with a little flair and of course, vintage.
I have turned to the Red Carpet for some inspiration and found a few pictures of recent and past celebrities wearing vintage dresses. Penelope Cruz wore this Pierre Balmain dress from the 1950s to the 2009 Oscars. The dress is very simple but so elegant and the embroidery work is amazing.
The photo above was taken by John French in 1961 and shows another gown by the French designer, Pierre Balmain.
Celeste Holm in the 1940s won an Oscar for best supporting actress in Gentleman's Agreement. I love the fitted satin bodice and the floral necklace.
Now that I have found my inspiration from celebrities it is time to do some shopping for a dress and get my retro Hollywood look for the party.