Monday Muse: Tippi Hedren Inspires Badgley Mischka Fall 2013
The quintessential Hitchcock blonde is cool on the surface, cracked underneath and no matter what, perfectly polished and impeccably styled. And top of the list is usually Tippi Hedren, the bombshell blonde that starred in two Hitchcock classics: The Birds and Marnie. Even though it’s been decades since either film showed on the big screen, the image of Hedren — cool, collected and coiffed — lives on today in the latest collection from the design duo at Badgley Mischka.
Hedren’s character, Melanie Daniels, is known for her mint ensemble, which while utterly chic, does little to protect her from the barrage of avian attacks in the film. (Incidentally, for those who might not now, Hedren’s daughter is actress Melanie Griffith.) The look also included light blue eyeshadow and perfectly styled hair, forever cementing the image of the Hitchcock blonde into the minds of moviegoers. The simple, modern look resonated with the film’s fans and countless fashion magazines and designers after its debut. (Every mag from Vanity Fair to Vogue has re-created Hedren’s look in editorials.) And though she wears one outfit for the majority of the film, Hedren’s look has branched out to spawn entire collections, as evidenced by Mark Badgley and James Mishka’s fall 2013 runway show.
For their newest runway show, Badgley Mischka showed an entire Hedren wardrobe.
Photos courtesy Style.com and Hitchcock.net