Favorite Fashion Inspiration

January 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm 9 comments

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:
Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly2

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:

Grace Kelly-Life Cover

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:

Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn

(My favorite source for Grace inspiration is after the jump!)

But, my favorite Grace Kelly looks come from one of the best movies ever:

Rear Window Poster

Not only is the script, the direction, and the acting superb in this film.  Grace Kelly’s costumes are TOO DIE FOR:

Rear Window 1

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? 

Rear Window 2

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):

Rear Window 3

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!

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Entry filed under: Cinema, Fashion!, Pop Cultures.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Felicia  |  January 31, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Yes! I always wanted that cocktail dress she wore in Rear Window!

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  • 2. Fashion » Favorite Fashion Inspiration  |  January 31, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    […] bigdaddyseashell wrote an interesting post today on Favorite Fashion InspirationHere’s a quick excerptIt 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: Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly2 … […]

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  • 3. M  |  February 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Good post, Gwen. I think Grace’s beauty is truley timeless, too.

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  • 5. Tao  |  November 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    It never gets old. She is sooo amazingly beautiful.

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  • 6. Brittany  |  December 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that i was Grace Kelly for my school project. we had to be someone that was dead for ten or more years. and i was grace kelly. i really liked what io heard about her so i decided to be her. My sisters were her to when they were in middle school.

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  • 7. Sarah Zins  |  January 14, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I was wondering how i could get permission to use this photo in my highschool magazine.

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  • 8. Lisa  |  May 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    THAT IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MOVIE BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, OUTFITS GRACE KELLY WEARS!!!

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  • 9. Mary  |  November 15, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Is there a book that collects Grace Kell’s dresses in her movies?

    Reply

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