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    Kate Winslet "Rose DeWitt Bukater" screen-used "Jump Dress" from Titanic. (TCF, 1997) This is the exquisite signature dress designed by Deborah L. Scott for Kate Winslet's "Rose DeWitt Bukater" character in Titanic. This costume is featured in the memorable scene when Rose and Jack (now considered one of Hollywood's most legendary screen couples) have their first meeting on the windswept deck of the Titanic. "Jack," played by Leonardo DiCaprio, finds a distraught Rose leaning off a railing and stops her from leaping to her death. Director James Cameron famously insisted that all physical aspects of his production maintain the highest level of historical accuracy possible. This meticulous attention to detail wasn't spared on the film's legendary and indulgent costumes, including those worn by the Oscar-nominated Kate Winslet as high-society heroine Rose DeWitt Bukater. Widely considered the most recognizable and sought-after of Rose's costumes is this stunning ruby-red gown known as the "Jump Dress." More than 1,000 hours of handiwork were devoted to the making of the satin-backed, silk charmeuse dress. The intricate costume is reinforced by two pleated layers of red chiffon with two ruffles along the bottom layer consisting of beaded circles. The point d'esprit overlay and train is adorned with hanging English-cut black jet drop beads, and its red glass beads are lined with real silver to provide maximum reflection during filming. The final touch is the rose montes crystals used to highlight the dress, custom-made specifically for this garment and imported from Austria. Many different types of beads were used in the construction of the dress. The bodice is made up primarily of red Austrian crystal beads and black seed beads. There are also some rhinestones set into the red and black beaded pattern. The silver-looking "button" embellishments seen on the shoulders and bodice front and overskirt front are very pale blue Austrian crystal beads (the light used during filming gave them a silvery glow). The beads used on the "fringe" trim at the empire waist and on the two bottom skirt layers include black jet beads, trumpet beads and long tubular beads - all crystal. This dress was made to accommodate a harness that supported Kate Winslet in the scenes in which she was hanging off the back of the Titanic and there was a tear (since studio repaired) on one side of the silk under dress which was made when Kate Winslet's shoe heel went through the skirt and tore it. In the film, when Kate is lying on the deck, you can see her leg up to the knee. This gown was featured in Winslet's Academy Award promotional stills and served as the centerpiece of the J. Peterman Company's 1998 special sale of Titanic properties through an exclusive arrangement with 20th Century Fox Studios. The dress (labeled by J. Peterman as the "Rose at the Rail" dress) comes with a 20th Century Fox certificate of authenticity as well as the original J. Peterman Company invoice, certificate and original box and packing materials. Director James Cameron's Titanic is an epic film in every sense of the word. Earning an astounding 11 Academy Awards (including Best Costume Design for Deborah L. Scott), it forever changed movie-making standards through its unprecedented $200 million budget and its $1.8 billion worldwide gross. Titanic draws comparisons to beloved classics as Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, making it clear that it will stand the test of time. This is the only Kate Winslet Titanic film-worn "jump dress" in private hands and has remained in climate-controlled storage since 1998, except for a two-year period when it was part of a Titanic museum exhibition.

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