The Fashion Show


The Fashion Show

I Love Lucy

While bemoaning the lack of a suntan, Lucy yearns for a Don Loper original so she'll fit into the Beverly Hill lifestyle. Ricky relents, warning Lucy to purchase only one outfit, provided it costs under a hundred dollars.

At the famed couturier's salon, the sales clerk shows Lucy and Ethel some outfits, but the price tags, nothing like those at Gimbel's basement, shock them. In the meantime, Sheila MacRae walks in and tells Mr. Loper that Joel McCrea's wife, Francis, will be unable to appear at an upcoming fashion show benefiting the charity Share, Inc.

Lucy quickly picks up on their conversation and talks her way into replacing Mrs. McCrea as a celebrity fashion model, the most appealing part of the arrangement being that Lucy gets to keep the dress she models.

Ashamed more than ever over her New York pallor, Lucy spends the next day basking in the warm California sun and winds up looking like a Maine lobster. This condition makes wearing a tweed suit at the charity function quite unbearable, but Lucy manages.

Special Notes: Ricky lets Lucy buy a dress for $100 in 1955, which is $898 in 2016 dollars but she buys a dress for $500 which in 2016 would be valued at $4493.

Episode #117
Season #4 (1954-55)

Aired: February 28, 1955
Filmed: December 23, 1954
Rating: 55.2/70

Embraceable You

William Asher (Director),
Jess Oppenheimer (Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis Pugh (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Don Loper (Himself),
Amzie Strickland (Amzie, Sales Clerk),
Sheila MacRae (Mrs. Gordon MacRae),
Brenda Marshall Holden (Mrs. William Holden),
Jeanne Biegger Martin (Mrs. Dean Martin),
Frances Neal Heflin (Mrs. Van Heflin),
Marylin Johnson Tucker (Mrs. Forrest Tucker),
Sue Carol Ladd (Mrs. Alan Ladd),
Mona Carlson (Mrs. Richard Carlson)