This may seem like an odd look to start off the New Year with, but today would have been the 100th birthday of author Charles Addams. Above is his creation, Morticia, come to life as Anjelica Huston in the 1991 film version of The Addams Family. This twisted comedy is both hilarious and gothic – an odd combination, which makes it unique. One of this editor’s oldest friends watched this movie everyday for a year when we were younger, so it always reminds me of her – we loved Morticia’s daughter, Wednesday. The fantastic Ruth Myers was the costume designer of this movie, who made Huston look extremely glamorous and sexy, while being completely covered in head-to-toe black! The above dress is corseted in beautiful beading and dark lace, with a tight skirt that gathers on the floor, giving Huston an almost spidery look when she walks. Myers was nominated for an Academy Award for her creative contribution to the film. Huston looks like she’s about to cast a spell with her lovely long red nails, and she must have cast one over us, because it’s still one of our favorite film wardrobes 20 years later!
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