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”.


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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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