Famous for their cool beauty, mysterious personas, and impeccable attire, Hitchcock’s heroines are alive and well this fall. Click here for more Fall/Winter 2013 Trending!
Whether Janet Leigh in Psycho
, Kim Novak in Vertigo
, or Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief
, Alfred Hitchcock
not only controlled his leading ladies’ every move, but he demanded wardrobe approval as well. Through carefully-crafted contracts written by the master of suspense himself, many blue bloods were molded for cold-blooded films.
Despite his controversial relationships with his stars, we maintain a soft spot for the fashions of Hitchcock’s famous blondes. Credit legendary costume designer Edith Head
for pioneering this category of film noir
chic. Required for the sophisticated, mid-century look are pencil skirts, silk blouses, tailored jackets, and gloves.
Below are designer runway looks of which Hitch would have surely approved, updated in Technicolor for Fall 2013. Plus, don’t miss our buy-it-now picks for the modern femme fatale
Hitchcock Style On The Runway
cool blue is suited
for a heroine.
Oscar de la Renta
knocks ‘em dead in red.
Plaid plays a provocative role at Prada
mixes a sanguine tone with glamorous black gloves.
shining dress is ready for a silver screen premier.
Shop The Trend
from Bloomingdale’s ($98) are available in four rich shades.
LOFT's fitted, double-breasted jacket
($90) is a sophisticated steal.
Additional research by Natalie Starnes. Film images via Paramount.com and GraziaDaily.co.uk. Runway and product images via individual designers/brands.