Edith Head and Grace Kelly  Rear Window, 1954
Edith Head and Grace Kelly Rear Window, 1954

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Edith Head and Grace Kelly Rear Window, 1954
A watercolour and pencil costume sketch of Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont in the Paramount film Rear Window, 1954, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the sketch showing Hitchcock's vision of a eau-du-nil green two piece suit and white halter-neck shirt worn by Grace Kelly during a scene where she and James Stewart, as L.B "Jeff" Jeffries, observe Raymond Burr, as Lars Thorwold [the salesman], going through his wife's handbag, the outfit shown at three different angles, signed in pencil by Edith Head and ink-stamped on the verso Paramount Pictures Corporation -- 17x14in. (43x35.5cm.), framed; accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph [printed later] of Grace Kelly wearing the same costume (2)

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Grace Kelly's costumes in Rear Window were designed to depict Kelly's character as an astute career woman, working in the fashion industry, but also to exude her femininity and allure. The mint green Balenciaga inspired suit, with unexpected halter-neck white shirt underneath, is a perfect marriage to illustrate the various sides of Kelly's on-screen personality.
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