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Alfred Hitchcock’s films are notable for lots of reasons, one of which has to be the incredible style of his heroines.  Hitchcock heroines have a consistent theme:  almost all have what has been described as ‘icy blonde’ coloured hair, immaculately styled in an updo that tends to unravel with the plot.  Make-up for the heroine would be decidedly natural with perhaps a swipe of lipstick.  The wardrobe of a Hitchcock heroine includes a well tailored suit and/or jacket in simple lines, fitted and sophisticated dresses and ladylike accessories (gloves, pearls and sunglasses).  The films captured sophisticated and elegant fashion of the times, a style that designers have been inspired by and emulated in the decades since.

1. Marlene Dietrich (Stage Fright)
2. Grace Kelly (To Catch a Thief)
3. Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)
4. Grace Kelly (Rear Window)
5. Janet Leigh (Psycho)
6. Tippi Hedren (The Birds)
7. Doris Day (The Man Who Knew Too Much)
8. Joan Fontaine (Rebecca)
9. Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest)
10. Kim Novak (Vertigo)

Tippi Hedren star of “The Birds” and “Marnie”:

Sienna Miller is supposed to be starring as Tippi Hedren in an movie about her life as Hitchock’s muse.  They do have a similar look about them if not a similar sense of style.


Sienna Miller Tippi Hedren The Girl

This is a fantastic look, with the high updo (still popular today, actually) and the fabulous white gown.

Eva Marie Saint in “North by Northwest” with Cary Grant

Grace Kelly in “Rear Window

Kim Novak starred in “Vertigo” with Jimmy Stewart

Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly and Eva Marie Saint

Christina Aguilera channeling Hitchcock heroines in ads for Stephen Webster jewelry 2008 – this is a gorgeous look, maybe she should re-visit it…

A few samples of designer collections influenced by Hitchcock Heroine chic:

Alexander McQueen’s 2005 Collection “The Man who Knew too Much” inspired by Hitchcock heroines, which I love more than I can say…

Louis Vuitton 2012 Spring/Summer collection:

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 show catwalk model yellow flower applique sequin shift dress sixties

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 show catwalk model aqua white flower applique sequin shift dress sixties

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 show catwalk model kate moss flower applique lace finale feather shift dress sixtiesLouis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 show catwalk model white cream feather suit shift dress sixties

2009 Fall Christian Dior – I love it, even love the crazy lace masks…

Fall 2011 Donna Karan – what’s not to love about Donna Karan?  This is beautiful…