Sharaff confirmed that in her 1968 interview when she stated, “The thread used in the Hello, Dolly! dress is made of pure gold. It comes in very fine tubes, is pliable and can be threaded like beads. Because of some technical lighting problems, the pure-gold material was the only way I could achieve the quality that both the director and I wanted.”
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Jean Louis designed Marlene Dietrich's signature nude-colored souffle chiffon gown encrusted with crystals. He also designed the famous illusion dress worn by Marilyn Monroe at President Kennedy's 1962 birthday celebration.