Favorite Fashion Inspiration
I was so excited today when I read this article in the New York Times. It appears that big name designers are looking back to one of my favorite fashion eras, the 50s, and to one of my very, very favorite fashion icons, Grace Kelly, for inspiration. I can see why:
We had a book when I was a kid, Life Goes to The Movies. It had all the pictures that Life magazine published about movies & movie stars. I pretty much wore out that book staring at the pictures of the beautiful stars in their gorgeous clothes. I obsessed over this picture:
I still love this photo. That color! That draping! That immaculately styled hair! Swoon. This dress would be a star on any red carpet today. That’s the thing about ladies like Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn. You could plop them onto the red carpet today & they would still stop everyone in their tracks. Much like they did here backstage at the 1954 Academy Awards:
(My favorite source for Grace inspiration is after the jump!)
But, my favorite Grace Kelly looks come from one of the best movies ever:
Not only is the script, the direction, and the acting superb in this film. Grace Kelly’s costumes are TOO DIE FOR:
How much do I want to look extravagantly elegant in my black dress & pearls while I hover nervously over my somewhat selfish, borderline obsessive, adventure photographer of a boyfriend?
How much do I want to smartly languish in my fantastically feminine suit? And, most importantly, how much do I want this dress (you can see a better view in the second Grace picture at the top of the post):
Words can not express. If these are the types of clothes we’ll see on the runways next week, then I will be one happy girl. Cheers!