Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silver Screen Sundays: Rear Window


Grace Kelly was the epitome of high class glam, from "To Catch a Thief" to "High Society", which is why we have certainly written about her before. But our pick this week is the classic 1954 film "Rear Window", co-starring the amazing & charming Jimmy Stewart. The meeting of clotheshorse Grace Kelly and legendary designer Edith Head was sure to produce fashion magic. This Alfred Hitchcock classic established Kelly’s understated elegance, which stood in stark contrast to the florid, oversexed Hollywood designs of the ‘50s. With Kelly perfectly cast as a fashionable socialite, Head was able to create haute couture designs that didn’t seem out of place for everyday wear. From a pale green skirt suit with unfitted jacket to the floral print dress with multiple crinolines, the designs taught working women of that time how to be chic. Kelly’s little square overnight bag even prefigured the “Kelly Bag” that Herm├ęs would eventually name for her.

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