The Best-Dressed Film Heroines of All Time
Sissy Spacek in Badlands:This is a 1970s fashion movie and a period piece all in one. This genre (and it is a genre) totally excelled at interpreting styles of earlier eras into something more exciting and palpable, especially if you weren't that crazy about a decade's particular look to begin with (think Picnic at Hanging Rock's dreamy Edwardians, The Great Gatsby's fresh, white-wearing flappers). I'm usually not crazy about 1950s clothes, but '50s clothes through a '70s prism are something else all together. Spacek plays a runaway rebel in Victorian-esque blouses and the kind of perfect day dresses you dream of finding at vintagestores.
Marion Davies in The Patsy: Am I biased because Davies is my favorite silent film star? Probably, but the clothes in this one are as good as they come: tons of little white dresses that are loose and pretty, with undeniably charming 1920s flair.
Julie Christie in Far From the Madding Crowd: I feel like it's sacrilegious to choose this one over Christie's Darling with all its perfect '60s Biba minidresses, but I can't help it. I like Thomas Hardy, and I like the late '60s fad for pastoral, English countryside-inspired clothes--and ultimately, maybe I like this one because Christie's character is a little more likable in it. And, yes, the clothes--they are pseudo-Victorian/romantic farmer, while Christie's hair is all 1960s, loose and tied in a black ribbon, Brigitte Bardot-style.
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