Profile of the designer widely regarded as among the best period costumers in Hollywood history.
Filmography of the designer perhaps most readily associated with his work for "Gone with the Wind" and whose career spanned five decades.
A list of designer nominations and wins for the Academy Award for Costume Design presented along with the competition.
"Gone with the Wind: Women, Race and Material Culture in the 20th Century" features the dress worn by Scarlett O'Hara on her New Orleans honeymoon with Rhett Butler.
Details about the orchid percale dress of which Plunkett made 27 copies to ensure continuity throughout the non-sequential shoot. One of these versions sold later at auction for 80,000 USD.
This project established Plunkett as the authority on period costumes in Hollywood regardless the director's and author's consideration of other designers right down to the wire. Sketches and photographs provided.
Exhibition "Gone with the Wind" offers a special dedication to the designer featuring original correspondence. Links provided to reproduction pieces that are also part of the exhibit and considered in detail.