Ah, the Paris designer shows during Fashion Week! The elegance, the money, the glamour, the je ne sais quoi.
Or perhaps not:
Then there’s always Wizard of Oz retro:
For a palate cleanser, let’s go back in time to some decades with real glamour:
It’s an amazing dress, but it’s best appreciated in motion—which, after all, is what it was designed for. Enjoy this view of what we’ve lost these days—although thankfully we have the film and YouTube to remind us.
It doesn’t really get going till a bit after minute two, but you’ll be rewarded for your patience with a light-as-air dance of surpassing delicacy and tenderness. Watch for Ginger’s transcendent backbends:
Two political conservatives, by the way. Astaire was a dance genius who had many partners, but none was better than Rogers. In fact, I have trouble watching him dance with any of the others, good dancers though they may have been. Rogers was his dance soulmate.