Breakfast at Tiffany’s Serves Vintage ’40s for Its Broadway Retelling

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If you were wondering where the iconic Givenchy black dress was at the Broadway interpretation of Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, then let us tell you now that it was NOT there. In fact, the only black dress we’ll most likely remember from this premiere is the one Emilia Clarke wore at the opening night — a sheer dotted number by Dolce & Gabbana.

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' opening night party

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' opening night partyNo Givenchy black dress on stage, but there is this sheer ensemble by Dolce & Gabbana that Emilia Clarke wore at the opening night of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at Cort Theatre on March 20, 2013

So, what happened? When director Sean Mathias brought ‘Breakfast’ to the stage back in 2009 (Anna Friel was Golightly), it was to stage not its Hollywood version, which most of the world remembers, but the novel itself, which was set in World War II Manhattan. With the help of the legendary costume designer, Colleen Atwood (‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, ‘Little Woman’, and ‘Alice in Wonderland’), Mathias got a more accurate retelling with the sleek lines of Hollywood’s 1960s version replaced with the texture of the 1940s.

Opening night of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' at the Cort TheatreThe cast of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at curtain call showcasing costume designer Colleen Atwood’s creations for the novel’s Broadway retelling

In an interview for Fashionista, Atwood shares that there are a lot of clothes in the play. Emilia Clarke has over 20 changes, and while the opening night photos only showed us one pretty fit-and-flare dress, we thought that the story’s return to text via the stage is a tasteful and exciting one.

Emilia Clarke at the opening night's curtain call in a gorgeous floral dress by Colleen Atwood

Emilia Clarke at the opening night's curtain call in a gorgeous floral dress by Colleen AtwoodEmilia Clarke at the opening night’s curtain call in a gorgeous floral dress by Colleen Atwood

Instead of the black dress, gloves, and tiara, we get a red fit-and-flare floral dress, long red gloves, and nude pumps! We actually love that!

Want more of the 40s this season? Check out these charming fit-and-flare finds from Anthropologie!

Electric Love Light Pinwheel Dress - AnthropologieElectric Love Light Pinwheel Dress, $126.40

Tracy Reese Colwyn Brocade Dress - AnthropologieTracy Reese Colwyn Brocade Dress, $318.40

Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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