Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson died fifteen years ago today, and with her striking crimson hair, the Irish-English star had some very notable looks. Garson had beauty and brains, earning two degrees in French and 18th Century literature at King’s College (where one of its best-dressed students, and our close friend, Ilk, runs a radio show called The Life and Times of a Failing Academic). This photo is from 1951’s The Law and the Lady. While Garson’s gloves, hat and extra frills may be outdated, the checkered dress is a pattern still popular today. (Like one of this editor’s favorite throw-on dresses from Old Navy, pictured left.) Checkers are a fantastic look for spring and summer, adding a little bit of picnic blanket whimsy to casual clothing. Garson once said, “I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.” She may be gone, but Greer’s style does remain timeless.
April 6, 2011
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 6:51 pm and tagged with black and white, checkered, fashion, Greer Garson, Ilk Ghavami, King's College, Old Navy, radio show, The Law and the Lady, The Life and Times of a Failing Academic and posted in Look-of-the-Day. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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