September 14, 2011

Movie Style Moment: How to Steal A Million

How to Look Like A Million

The 1966 film "How to Steal a Million"  is a delightful, comic, capper starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.  The film is a lot of fun and definitely worth watching for the wardrobe alone, designed by Hepburn's favorite designer, Hubert de Givenchy.  Givenchy had said of Hepburn:

She knew exactly how to shape her strong, independent image.  This naturally extended to the way she dressed. And she always took the clothes created for her one step further by adding something of her own, some small personal detail which enhanced the whole.

The film is chock full of fantastic mod 60's clothes, but no matter how bold the ensemble or outrageous the accessories, it was always Hepburn wearing them, not the other way around.  My favorite costume from the film is the black lace number Hepburn wore in the scene when she was trying to recruit an accomplice for the heist.  The fantastic black lace cocktail dress was paired with lace tights and a lace mask.  You would think that head to toe lace would be a bit much, but it is costume confection perfection.   The above outfit is my modern take on the costume from the film. Take a peak at the trailer below, if you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it. 


  1. I ADORE the lace mask! Im thinking ... halloween costume?? So chic and sophisticated ... maybe paired with a shift dress? :)

    So glad you had an awesome FNO!


  2. Pure enjoyment! Audrey Hepburn is one of a kind. She could make a potato sack look classy.


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