Editorial Inspiration : Rear Window

March 20th, 2013 Posted by Janelle comments (10)

Hollywood costumer Edith Head’s legendary collaboration with filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most enduring fashion reference points. Head’s costumes with their luxurious detailing and elegant shapes were the ideal compliment to Hitchcock’s sophisticated heroines and together they shaped the iconic “Hitchcock Blonde” look. The duo worked together on nearly a dozen now classic films – Vertigo, Marnie, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, just to name a few and the legacy of those pictures has influenced everyone from Alexander McQueen to Bill Gayten.

The latest industry power player to find inspiration Head / Hitchcock is none other than Vogue Creative Director, Grace Coddington, who creates an impressive take on Rear Window’s 50s style fashions using the season’s key pieces, with the regal Carolyn Murphy filling the shoes of Grace Kelly and actor Tobey Maguire in the Jimmy Stewart role. The story shot by Peter Lindbergh recreates the atmosphere of L.B. Jeffries’ apartment down to the last detail, but gives things a Vogue twist. Ladylike pieces from Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta and Miu Miu are mixed perfectly for a wardrobe that is steeped in vintage glamour, yet keeps its modernity. Carolyn certainly captures the All-American elegance of Grace and even though Tobey Maguire isn’t our first choice for a Jimmy Stewart substitute, this story still has all the charm & intrigue of a Hitchcock flick. 

VIEW THE FULL STORY ON VOGUE.COM

TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT GRACE CODDINGTON’S PHOTO DIARY 

THE INSPIRATION: Rear Window

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THE EDITORIAL: Window Dressing

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Carolyn Murphy & Tobey Maguire
Hair, Didier Malige
Makeup, Stéphane Marais.
Set design, Viki Rutsch for Exposure NY
Produced by Ricardo D. Martins for North Six.

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All Images Courtesy of Vogue  - for more on the April issue check out Vogue.com

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10 Comments

  1. milex says:

    Ahh one of my favorite movie and now one of favourite editorial, good work, I would like to see more shoots inspired by classic movies.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  2. G says:

    Great team, great inspiration, great editorial! <3

  3. JW says:

    Very cool and inspirational editorial.

    JW

  4. Garrett says:

    Carolyn was a good choice, but I’d also love to see Doutzen as Grace.

  5. BBW says:

    Over produced and lacking imagination. They should have used “the spirit of…” the original classic instead of copying it!

  6. eek says:

    It’s really a testament to how beauty Grace Kelly was when one of the top models of the past 15 years tries to appropriate you and still ends up looking rather wan.

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  8. Morgane says:

    Honestly, I don’t really like it… Could have been much better
    But I love Grace Coddington’s work in general so maybe next time !

  9. dodi says:

    I`m sorry to say that yes that is one of my favorite movie but i think there is a major difference in the way of it was executed starting from the cast of talent to the hair&make up, and even the set is weak im soooooo surprised to see Grace Coddington attached to this because is the first time that i hate something that she did

  10. royy4 says:

    LOVE Caroline!!

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