True style has just gone out the window these days... Along with real talent!
LOVE HER! Especially during her late 1950s/early 1960s period.
This makes me want a Black Coffee.
And a cigarette
She's the best, but her later style issues are already foreshadowed here by the sheer abandon with which she's started to color outside the lines when it comes to lipstick.Not to mention the gown that was clearly a fashion inspiration a few later, when Van Smith had to sit down and create a suitable wardrobe for Babs Johnson. Of course, she had this gown in red...
She and Benny Goodman made my afternoons better in high school. That, and she's rocking that mermaid dress. Just incredible!