Now that my Patrick Kelly dress — previously declared by WWD to be a fashion disaster — went over so well at the IFB Dress-Up Soiree, I feel emboldened to pursue the gown of my dreams. And that, my friends, is the drapery dress, complete with curtain rods, worn by Carol Burnett in her role as Starlett O’Hara in “Went With the Wind.” What, you don’t think I could pull this off?
Whether you were too young to have seen the Carol Burnett show the first time around or you haven’t seen this classic skit in 30-something years, you owe it to yourself to watch it now. Vicki Lawrence as Sissy is my favorite. The gown bit comes at about 3:20 in the second clip. Enjoy!