Lily Absinthe’s Take On The River Of No Return…

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We at Lily Absinthe find the costuming in B-Westerns to be absolutely fascinating and that includes Marilyn Monroe’s gowns from the movie River Of No Return. A few years ago, one of our clients wanted to recreate the green dress that Marilyn Monroe wears in the movie:

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Here is our interpretation:


Out client was more than pleased with the results and so were we. 🙂

One of the things that we love about B-Western costumes is the sheer fantastical nature of the creations themselves- we are fully aware that these were more of a reflection on the era in which the movie was made than anything remotely “historical” but sheer creativity continues to amaze us, especially since these costumes were made to enhance the actresses’ features (it certainly succeeded with Ms. Monroe! 🙂 ).

Lily Absinthe welcomes the challenge of designing that special one-of-a-kind gown- whether it’s historical, historically-inspired, or just plain B-Western, we do it all. 🙂

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