The Scarlett Portrait Gown which is never worn in GWTW but captures our attention by its sheer glamor, is made of velvet and comes with earrings and pearl hair decor. For the GWTW Scarlett collector this is a good buy if one has lost chance (and hope) in getting the very elusive Franklin Mint version. What makes it different?
What makes it different? The hairstyle which is very much faithful to the Vivien Leigh portrait:
ringlets surround the base of the head.
Since I cannot judge the Tonner version by its press release photos (Tonner has known to change color and material sometimes in the actual for sale version), I might as well talk about the great values of the Franklin Mint version of the Portrait gown. For one, the velvet is soft and drapes beautifully. It really feels like the draping was in scale. It fits the Tonner Scarlett quite well albeit tight on the top area, it can do. FM's shawl is a fantastic capture of the actual painting. It is quite fragile too. Don't even try to tug. Tonner's version of the shawl is not too bad either. You still have those circular patterns very much like the portrait.
The Tonner Scarlett (repainted) wears the FM portait version.
My gut feel about the Tonner Portait is that its cut may be impeccable. This I can somehow conclude from Tonner purchases. From the photos the pearls of the Tonner version are unlike FM's which look like miniature pearls. They seem to be like white beads -- minor detail that can be set aside -- but which FM didn't. Tonner's version seems to have puffed sleeves. FM's version has stuffing to create the puff. Still something you can set aside.
Tonner's 22 "Katie Scarlett" is a portrait to behold when it comes to draping, hairstyle...and somehow the sculpt.
The waistline is truly Scarlett in proportion.
The 16" version is equally beautiful but with one minor detail that Tonner overlooked (and which FM didn't) -- the brooch is not similar to the one in the film. Is this a negligible detail? You be the judge.
|Too small to see but the brooch on this is not quite what Tonner did.|
A very appropriate nose for a Scarlett. Why didn't they?
Tonner's Carol Barrie from their Anne Harper 2010 Line.