A photo taken out of a ’60s fashion spread featuring Julie Christie. I love her one piece and she looks amazingly alluring.
Rear Window: What I wouldn’t give to find a white halter exactly like this one. I am thinking of just getting it copied by a seamstress.
Rear Window: Grace Kelly’s ensemble is perfection—from the simple pearl choker to that incredible dress. Edith Head outdid herself.
Bonnie and Clyde: Another case of sartorial perfection. I never tire of admiring how Faye Dunaway looks in those classic berets and scarves.
Belle de Jour: As Séverine, the very bored and imaginative physician’s wife, Catherine Deneuve looks nothing short of stunning in an array of Yves Saint Laurent pieces.
Mandalay: My dear friend F. brought this gown, worn by Kay Francis, to my attention. For the Paramount starlets of yore, this is what you call a true showstopper.
I Found Stella Parish: Kay Francis in a publicity still. What Grecian flair!
Letty Lynton: Holy glamour, no? Joan Crawford in one sexy number by Gilbert Adrian. Might get the seamstress cracking on this one, too.
Anna Karenina (1948): I love the details of this gown. Vivien Leigh looks positively patrician.
Gone With the Wind: Vivien Leigh makes an entrance in gorgeously festive garnet designed by Walter Plunkett.
The Blue Dahlia: A publicity photo of Veronica Lake. Just a lovely frock with pleats and ruching in all the right places.
Laura: Gene Tierney in a beautifully cut, black-fringed dress with skinny straps and a dazzling dress clip.
The Thin Man: A toast to Myrna Loy and one fabulous dress.
Please Note: The above photo must be enlarged for a proper viewing.
Gigi: Leslie Caron in an elegant ensemble complete with elbow-length white gloves.
Funny Face: This looks like a page from a ’50s fashion spread. Hepburn and Astaire look so genteel and Thompson could not ooze more chic.
Sabrina: Isn’t she just dreamy?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: This film showcases my favorite Hepburn/Givenchy collaboration. Everything is just jazzy and marvelous.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula: This is a wildly campy film, but the costumes are among the most gorgeous I have ever seen—absolutely ravishing, decadent, and lush.
The Wings of the Dove: This is for the fabulous Annieytown whose impeccable taste naturally leads her to the altar of costume designer Sandy Powell.
Annie Hall: Diane Keaton in what will become her signature style. Diane Keaton, the sartorial George Sand of our time.
Chungking Express: The original wuxia ballbuster, Brigitte Lin has a supercool return to the big screen, charmingly clad in a cool trench and pristine satin white Manolos.
House of Yes: The hippest Jackie-O ever, Parker Posey rocks the classic pink suit and hatbox hat.
The Talented Mr. Ripley: Cate Blanchett in a palette of soft, cream-colored cashmeres.
Anna Karenina (1997): Beautifully garbed, Sophie Marceau looks absolutely stunning in this shallow, lifeless adaptation of Tolstoy’s great novel.
In the Mood for Love: Wong Kar-Wai slips Maggie Cheung into a stunning procession of cheungsams.
Gosford Park: Jenny Beavan designs draping crushed velvets and shimmering silks for the upper echelon of English society.
Devdas: Aishwarya Rai, the queen of Bollywood, is graced by breathtaking costumes in this film that serves as a feast for the eyes. For my dear friend V. with whom I would watch Indian films with so that we can gasp in unison.
Devdas: Warning Before Viewing: Your eyes may water due to the incredible degree of visual stimulation.
Gene Tierney, looking ravishing in a beautiful ice blue with black lace bodice nightgown.