|QE2's hair looked like her sister Margaret's, above, in the dream. When the Queen changed a laddered stocking, I remember thinking, "She has good legs because she's a horsewoman."|
|The airport ladies' lounge was full of girls dressed like the glittery lazy in this 1972 Biba photo.|
|Schiaparelli designed Zsa Zsa's costumes in 1952's Moulin Rouge. This dress looks nothing like the one QE2 was wearing in the dream, which was columnar and trés chic.|
Miss Lethal thought her readers might enjoy a dream I told her about:
I was taking a flight to London and then it got held up because QE2 (the actual person) wanted a berth; she appeared in the ladies lounge of the airport in a long salmon pink Schiaparelli gown with Shocking Pink opera-length kid gloves, fuschia lipstick, and a long curling fall à la Princess Margaret. I stood up, respectfully, but all the other "ladies," who were lounging on a round golden bed like the one in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, just shrugged. You could hear them thinking, "We're Americans, & we don't believe in Queens." They were all dressed by Biba, circa 1972. The plane was huge and full of club chairs and smoked salmon, and the cabbie who took me to my hotel after arrival was named Barnabas Jones.
I only remember this because the cat woke me up. It makes you wonder what other exciting adventures we have while sleeping and never remember at all!