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From the classics... ‘Rear Window’ 1954 Could you ask for a better mix of style, suspense and romance than this classic by Alfred Hitchcock starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly? Confined to his apartment with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jefferies becomes a little too interested in the comings and goings of neighbors observed through his rear window. Serious trouble ensues with a highlight of the film being a series of wardrobe changes by Kelly, modeling the chicest fashions of the day as the fashion model girlfriend. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock with James Stewart and Grace Kelly

‘Funny Face’ 1957 Photographer Dick Avery, a character based on Richard Avedon played by Fred Astaire, is sent out to find a “fresh face” for a fashion magazine layout. It doesn’t take him long to discover Jo, played by Audrey Hepburn. Soon she is whisked off to Paris where she finds herself falling in love while being photographed in elegant designs by Hubert de Givenchy. And for those true fans of fashion in film, Edith Head as the costume designer is a real treat, with the opening title sequence designed by Avedon some of the most enjoyable moments of the film. Directed by Stanley Donen with Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson

‘That Touch of Mink’ 1962 Along with the obvious charms of the main characters, Cary Grant and Doris Day, a wardrobe showcasing the feminine style of the era is definitely a star of the story. After Cathy accepts an invitation to go away to Bermuda with businessman Phillip Shayne, she is treated to a wardrobe any woman of the time would envy before jetting off. Humorous missteps and misunderstandings follow one after another until a happy ending is arrived at with an innocent flair befitting the time. Directed by Delbert Mann with Cary Grant and Doris Day

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House of Fifty Fall 2012  

House of Fifty magazine Fall 2012 issue

House of Fifty Fall 2012  

House of Fifty magazine Fall 2012 issue

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