Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Crysler Building in "The Producers"

In "The Producers: A Movie Musical" (2005) the character of Roger DeBris (played by Gary Beach) dresses up in a ball gown that resembles the Chrysler Building.

Roger De Bris: Oh dear, your Mr. Bloom is staring at my gown. I should explain. I'm going to the choreographer's ball this evening. There is a prize for best costume.
Carmen Ghia: We always win.
Roger De Bris: I'm not so sure about this year. I'm supposed to be the Grand Dutchess Anastasia, but I think I look more like the Chrysler Building!

Thanks to Felicia Anderson for passing along the information and the photograph.

Perhaps the first version of the Chrysler Building as clothing, with William van Alen dressed as his building at the "Beaux-Arts Ball" in 1931.

Smythson's Men's Capsule Collection

From Smyson's website:

"The Autumn/Winter Men's Capsule Collection takes inspiration from the art world to create a striking collection comprising the Lippiatt Writing Folder, Slim Travel Wallet, Card Case, Passport Cover and the new Watch and Accessory Cabinet. All pieces have black pigskin exteriors with the interiors revealing a grid composition of block primary colours in blue, red, yellow and white," (Link).

My thanks to Dana Madris for passing along this information.