What color could be more appropriate for a femme fatale? In the 1946 film noir Gilda, Rita Hayworth donned a strapless black gown that mirrored her inner temptress. The dress, a creation of costume designer Jean Louis, may be most famous for almost coming off Hayworth during a striptease scene. “I’m not very good at zippers,” Gilda teases from the club floor where she had just sung “Put the Blame on Mame.” Gentlemen quickly rush to her aid.
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