Look-of-the-Day

Dirty Dancing may not be your everyday romance (considering it includes topics of controversy that we’ll fail to mention), but this editor has been in love with dance all of her life and cannot ignore the beautiful powder pink dress included in the final scene of this film.  Jennifer Grey plays Frances “Baby” Houseman, whose family spends a 1960s summer at a holiday camp in the Catskill Mountains.  She attends Kellerman’s closing celebration in this delicate dusty rose number that she pulls off effortlessly.  Costume designer Hilary Rosenfeld sure knew how to pick ‘em!  This dress has a stunning, tight bodice with a contrasting yet complementary flowing skirt.  When Baby is taken out of her corner and put center stage, where she belongs with her first love, Johnny Castle, she wows the crowd with what she learned that summer!  (It’s hilarious now to think the worst thing she was doing that summer was dancing provocatively… Oh yeah, and sleeping with Patrick Swayze!  But I’m sure that’s tame compared to what some parents have to worry about today!)  Dirty Dancing celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and this scene has become a famous entity all by itself.  It’s been recreated in other recent romances, including last summer’s Crazy, Stupid, Love, and the 2010 French comedy, HeartBreaker (L’arnacoeur).  Baby’s famous dress was certainly made for spinning and twirling, and Grey and Swayze knew how to work its magic into their mambo!  You have to see it in all its glory: Click Here!

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