London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
Evil Under The Sun, 1982
A bias cut sleeveless evening dress of red silk, densely applied with red and clear bugle beads to form chevrons at front and back, woven with strips of silver lamè, the skirt with fish tail, the shoulder straps applied with gold and red bugle beads and rhinestones -- by Anthony Powell for Diana Rigg as Arlena Marshall in the 1982 E.M.I production Evil Under The Sun
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Set on an island in the Adriatic, Arlena Marshall is the vain, adulterous actress who is murdered. On the evening before her murder she sings "You're The Tops" to the assembled hotel guests wearing the shimmering red dress.
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Photograph courtesy of E.M.I. and B.F.I. Stills, Posters And Designs
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