I was thinking the same thing - that dress looks like a light wool to me too. But wow, it is a knockout!The way it drapes.... besides, I have a hard time imagining Gene Tierney sweating, so I will steadfastly refuse to think about how uncomfortable that dress was....and concentrate on the beauty of that picture.
I hope you will share some of your stories of your wonderful aunt with us. I would love to have someone to drop by and have tea every morning. There was a small group of us a year or so ago, in my neighborhood, who got together for brunch once a month. We took turns hosting, and went round robin at each other's houses, but everyone got too busy to keep it up. We only went through one school year. That's alright, though, because one of the ladies was such a nasty gossip that the conversation inevitably turned to discussion of this woman's dislike of her son's teacher, the busdriver, her own friends, etc. It made me wonder what she was saying about us after brunch was over.