Below, one of the best of Grace Kelley's fashionable moments: the movie Rear Window. The movie is memorable for a number of reasons. It was a wonderful confluence of talent (Hitchcock, Jimmy Stewart, Thelma Ridder, Raymond Burr) filmed almost entirely in a single setting, Stewart's tiny apartment, with its window-with-a-view. But the costumes are the most memorable of all. Designed by the notoriously gifted Edith Head, each one is so breathlessly arresting, they practically steal the scene.
A stunning green three piece suit - note the wrap blouse finally revealed beneath.
Here's the stunning nightgown scene, which drives poor Jimmy into a fluster.
A perfectly proper Grace in florals, watching anxiously with Thelma Ridder.
A very chic black evening gown. Wouldn't it also look lovely without the sheer sleeves?
The most famous dress from the movie: a black v neck, with a corresponding v back,
cap sleeves, and a gorgeous pouf of a skirt ringed with feathers.
Jimmy appears to be suffering terribly.
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