Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Great Drapo

You've got to love a guy who takes his talent for draping dress designs and turns it into a vaudeville act.  Alphonse Berge, "The Great Drapo", used live models and yards of fabric in his performances in front of live audiences, most notably at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.  He also appeared on stage, television and in film.

Here he is in action on a 1950s television show.  Enjoy!


5 comments:

The Boyer Family said...

This is crazy and awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Brigid
The middle Sister and Singer

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

OMG, that is fabulous! And the dresses actually looked good. Wow.

Victoria said...

Wow! fun watching these film clips from old shows. Those dresses looked amazing, thanks!

BetterDressesVintage said...

That is just wonderful. Thanks, Jody. I'll share this post : ).

chesneykat said...

What a showman!

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