Trending: Hitchcock’s Blondes Return In Technicolor

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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



Gucci’s cool blue is suited for a heroine.













Oscar de la Renta knocks ‘em dead in red.













Plaid plays a provocative role at Prada.













Badgley Mischka mixes a sanguine tone with glamorous black gloves.













Marc Jacobs’ shining dress is ready for a silver screen premier.













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Cashmere-lined gloves 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 and Runway and product images via individual designers/brands.



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