Titanic-era fashions

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PHOENIX --  A new 3D version of the blockbuster movies "Titanic" opens in theaters Wednesday, less that two weeks ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "unsinkable ship."

Late the night of  April 14, 1912, while on her maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg. Less than three hours later the ship was at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean and 1,514 people were dead.

Some of the wealthiest people in the world were on Titanic, and they were dressed to the nines.

Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black showed us some clothes similar in style to what Titanic's first-class passengers might have worn, elements of which are making come back in the fashion world today.

Originally released in 1997 and winner of a stunning 11 Oscars, "Titanic" was directed by James Cameron. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play star-crossed lovers Jack and Rose, while Billy Zane plays Rose's rich fiance.

With a budget of about $200 million, a record for the time, "Titanic" went one to earn $1.8 billion worldwide, making it the top-grossing movie of all time, until 2009's "Avatar," another of Cameron's babies, came along.

The conversion to 3D was a laborious two-year-project and the results, according to Cameron, were well worth the time and $18 million price tag.

Reviews of the 3D version have been positive, if not glowing, saying that the way the 3D effects were applied literally bring depth to the story.

"Titanic" in 3D is playing nationwide for a limited engagement.