Rear Window (1954)

Copyright © 1954 Paramount Pictures (original) Universal Pictures (current)

With only 5 costume changes throughout this film, Grace Kelly and costume designer Edith Head still managed to produce an iconic look. They created a ballerina type style with grand tulle skirts and tight tops likened to a leotard. Dior dubbed the look the Y-shape and Hitchcock described it as being something like ‘A snow-covered volcano’. It’s legacy also credits the Hermes ‘sac a depeche’, which was designed in 1935 but didn’t take off until the 1950‘s when it was spotted in this film and became renamed the “Kelly Bag”.

 

Jemma De Blanche

Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.


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