mercoledì 15 maggio 2013

The proper clothes

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I personally consider the way people are dressed in movies (and in real life) very important.
It is not by coincidence that my biggest passion in life, besides cinema, is vintage fashion.
In particular, I adore dresses from the ‘50s and '60s.

From the ‘70s on, just forget about them. 
This is why I’m having so much trouble at the moment looking at the Season 6 of Mad Men
Set in 1968, things are getting worse and worse: where are those fabulous dresses that Peggy, Betty and Joan used to wear in 1954? 
And I always have in mind that amazing dialogue between James Stewart and Grace Kelly from one of my favourite movie of all time, Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock:
Those high heels would be a lot of use in the jungle, and those nylons and six-ounce lingerie..
Lisa: Three-ounce... 
Jeff: Well, they'd be very stylish in Finland, just before you froze to death. Begin to get the idea? 
Lisa: If there's one thing I know, it's how to wear the proper clothes. 
Well, to avoid thinking about the ugliness of modern fashion, I thought to share with you my TOP 5 of the Best Dressed Women in the whole cinema history: 

N. 5
JEAN SEBERG in A BOUT DE SOUFFLE by Jean-Luc Godard (1959)
The white t-shirt of the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs-Elysées, the striped dress and top, the short haircut. The modern style is born. And the rest is history!
N. 4
Her body is the most fascinating silhouette of the cinema history. Wrapped in these magnificent chinese style dresses, it is almost too beautiful to look at. The word classy
 has been invented for her!
 N. 3
KIM NOVAK in VERTIGO by Alfred Hitchcock (1958)
Double role for Kim Novak but just one genius behind her absolutely fabulous collection of clothes: Miss Edith Head. I have vertigo looking at them!  

 N. 2
GRACE KELLY in REAR WINDOW by Alfred Hitchcock (1954)
The woman who knew "how to dress the proper clothes", it is showing exactly what she meant in this movie. The dresses are (again!) by Edith 
Head. Simply irresistible!
N. 1
AUDREY HEPBURN in SABRINA by Billy Wilder (1954)
She is THE Best Dressed Women of the human history, not only of cinema, and I could have named ANY of her movies, but the dresses of Sabrina (by appointment to his majestyHubert de Givenchy) are just to die for. Elegance, is an attitude!

If you want to know more about the vintage dresses I like (and many other things), you can always have a look at Zazie's PINTEREST page!

2 commenti:

  1. Non dimentichiamoci di Catherine Deneuve in Belle de jour, con i suoi trench ajustés e i cappottini Courrèges!

    1. Carissima Beatrice,
      intanto auguri in ritardo per il tuo compleanno!
      Certo, ci ho pensato agli abitini della Deneuve in Belle de Jour... sapessi quante attrici mi sono venute in mente, ma la cosa bella della TOP 5 è che ti costringe a decidere!
      E io tra la Seberg e la Deneuve, non ho dubbi... un grande abbraccio!


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