London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
Evil Under The Sun, 1982
An evening dress of beaten silver metal, the black gauze sleeves woven with silver lame tapering stripes with inserted net panels decorated with strips of black sequins and rhinestones, the collar and cuffs embroidered with clear and black bugle beads and rhinestones -- by Anthony Powell for Maggie Smith as Daphne Castle in the 1982 E.M.I production Evil Under The Sun
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Daphne Castle is the owner of the hotel where the story unfolds. Ex-lover of the King of Tyrania, she was given a disused palace by the King when their affair ended, which she transformed into a hotel.
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