We are the exclusive UK stockist of ‘that’ dress from the award winning film ‘The Artist’. Be one of the lucky few to get your hands on this amazing dress. Worn by actress Bérénice Bejo, in several scenes of the movie beginning when Peppy and George meet on set for the first time. It’s a beautiful and funny scene with them dancing on either side of the screen, when the screen moves away to reveal who the female dancer is, there’s Peppy (Bérénice) wearing this beautiful dress. Now you can own the dress from the movie, and become a hollywood starlet yourself in your own romantic plot.
The 1920s dress from the movie The Artist is a fringe flapper dress richly covered in sequins and beads that are handworked by expert artisans. Each dress takes up to 6 weeks to make and features beautiful bead and sequin motifs covering the torso. In line with the Black and White silent movie the dress is a trio of Black, Grey and Silver colours and textures.
Here is a picture of the original Artist Dress used in the movie. Berenice Bejo wears a black slip underneath to really accentuate the sequin and bead detail which is further and enhanced when shot in black and white.
The fringe and gauze dress is black but the gauze is sheer so quite see through. This means that by wearing different colour slips underneath you can radically alter the look of the dress; a silver slip underneath this 1920s reproduction dress will lighten the whole mood whereas a black, absinthe green or teal blue slip will create greater contrast against the silver grey and black sequin and bead work. This is why the dress in our picture with a silver slip underneath looks different to the image still from the movie.
Since the movie was released there has been huge interest in our 1920s dresses, though stocks have been low for most of 2012 the suppliers have been doing their best to meet demand. Whilst trying to increase production the supplier is also trying to listen to customer feedback: womens body shapes have changed since the 1920s and so have our needs and desires, we are constantly seeking to improve our reproduction 1920s dresses to finely balance authenticity with flattering design to meet modern requirements.
Since the movie The Artist was released in early 2012 and the dress from the movie was put on sale based on customer feedback the following changes were made so that a second edition of the dress went on sale pictured below.
- The original dress featured a deep v neck. Not every woman could carry this off so a ‘modesty’ panel has been added. The deepest part of the V now features a panel of beadwork.
- Though the overall length of the dress is the same the proportion of bodice to fringe has changed. Whereas the bodice used to finish at the hip leaving a full fringe skirt this was too revealing of the legs/underslip for many customers so the sequinned bodice has been extended to mid thigh and the fringe is now a detail at the bottom and is a length of about 20cms.
- The dress still features all the same sequin and beadwork, there is just more of it as it extends further down the dress.
- The price of the dress now includes a matching silver underslip (you can still purchase other colour underslips seperately. Changing the colour of the underslip dramatically alters the look of the dress when wearing it for different occasions).
We hope that these images and this explanation adequately explains the features of the dress and how it has changed from the original.
Unfortunately there has been little or no supply of either edition of the Artist Dress in past months. We do however have a number of other fringed flapper dresses in stock CLICK HERE