Grace Kelly’s wardrobe in To Catch a Thief may be one of the most stylish costume ensembles in the history of film. Or at least, according to us it is :). We’ve mentioned the stunning white number Kelly wore as Frances Stevens in the 1955 caper hit, and here is another gem from the famous film about a jewel thief. Kelly wore this two-piece rose crepe top with white wool embroidery and full pleated-skirt during the famous drive scene with Cary Grant. (Eerily, it is apparently the same road that Kelly was killed on 27 years later…) A long pink silk scarf and delicate white gloves make this a terrific choice for a summer on the French Rivera. Costume designer Edith Head was Oscar-nominated for her glorious work on the movie, which eventually paid off – this outfit is currently being auctioned off between $30,000 and $50,000 by Paramount Pictures! (According to the fab site Penny Dreadful Vintage.) It’s sad to look at clothes like this, when we know the season is almost at an end…
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Last Wednesday we talked about how cute gingham was for summer weather, and here’s another perfect example! Here, Elizabeth Taylor sports a white and yellow gingham button-down shirt – unbuttoned, sleeves rolled up and tied at her stomach with a great pair of high-waisted, tight white pants. With her hair down, silver hoop earrings on and full makeup done, she looks like the most glamorous version of someone about to go on a picnic or enjoy a lazy day by the lake.
What’s a pair of heels perfect for a summer picnic? These adorable pink gingham heels by Jessica Simpson with a crisscrossed open toe. They retail at $79.99 (which seems to be the go-to price of Simpson’s shoe line, which must be working, because she’s well on her way to being a billionaire…) This shoe is called the “Peers” and can be found on various online retailers.
Well, these would have made the perfect pumps for last weekend, but they’ll look cute for any weekend this summer! These red, white and blue peep-toe pumps are patriotic and nautical – perfect for this season! They can be purchased on one of our favorite sites, Baby Girl Boutique. They have a 4.5 inch heel and cost $59.00.
What’s a good shoe to start off the summer with? How about this adorable pair of navy blue nautical stilettos! These platform peep-toe pair of pumps with sailor’s rope and mirror detailing are from British retailer Dune. Called the “Sintillate” heels, we could just see Sabrina of today’s “Look-of-the-Day” sporting these after a day of sailing with Humphrey Bogart!
One of our editors was nearly named Sabrina, due to her parents’ fondness for this 1954 flick. Sabrina is the story of the title character played by Audrey Hepburn, and our choice for the start of the summer’s “Look-of-the-Day.” Sabrina is the daughter of a chauffeur caught between the love and lust of two brothers. Here, Hepburn epitomizes Long Island preppiness wearing white shorts, bare feet and a relaxed plaid shirt while sailing the Long Island Sound. With Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy costuming the film, it’s no surprise that even Sabrina’s downtime digs are still divine!
“Meet me in St. Louis, St. Louis!” Judy Garland plays Esther in this 1944 musical about a family from – where else? – St. Louis, whose father plans to relocate his children to New York. But before Esther and her sisters begin to wait on tenterhooks about being uprooted, she’s dreaming about the boy-next-door in this dreamy blue and white striped dress. Yes, the movie is nearly 70-years-old, but this pattern and belted waist are still very popular today. In fashion, it’s important to be influenced from many different areas of life – film, history, art, the streets – and watching old movies is a particular favorite of our editors, because what goes out, usually comes back in. The stripe is reminiscent of a classic beach umbrella or awning – the perfect style for summer!