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    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Sweet Bird of Youth

    1962

    Costume seen on Geraldine Page as Alexandra Del Lago

    • MGM Television
    • ITV
    • National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Deadly Toys Affair

    1965

    Costume seen on Angela Lansbury as Elfie van Donck

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About the Costume

This peignoir, appliqued with red and pink flame-like designs, was created by famous costume designer Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris, Some Like it Hot) for the 1962 film Sweet Bird of Youth, where Geraldine Page wore it as Alexandra Del Lago. It was used again in a 1965 episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. entitled The Deadly Toys Affair when Angela Lansbury wore it as Elfie van Donck. 

According to Moviediva, the negligée is owned by private collector John LeBold. It was on display from 1999-2000 at the American Textile History Museum at an exhibition called “Dressed for the Part, Hollywood Costumes for the Silver Screen.”

 

About the Costume

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Additional Images

About the Costume

This peignoir, appliqued with red and pink flame-like designs, was created by famous costume designer Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris, Some Like it Hot) for the 1962 film Sweet Bird of Youth, where Geraldine Page wore it as Alexandra Del Lago. It was used again in a 1965 episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. entitled The Deadly Toys Affair when Angela Lansbury wore it as Elfie van Donck. 

According to Moviediva, the negligée is owned by private collector John LeBold. It was on display from 1999-2000 at the American Textile History Museum at an exhibition called “Dressed for the Part, Hollywood Costumes for the Silver Screen.”

 

This peignoir, appliqued with red and pink flame-like designs, was created by famous costume designer Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris, Some Like it Hot) for the 1962 film Sweet Bird of Youth, where Geraldine Page wore it as Alexandra Del Lago. It was used again in a 1965 episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. entitled The Deadly Toys Affair when Angela Lansbury wore it as Elfie van Donck. 

According to Moviediva, the negligée is owned by private collector John LeBold. It was on display from 1999-2000 at the American Textile History Museum at an exhibition called “Dressed for the Part, Hollywood Costumes for the Silver Screen.”

 

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Laura
  • Moviediva
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Costume Designer:
  • Orry-Kelly

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