Wednesday, April 15, 2009

HBO's 'Grey Gardens' premiering this Saturday

[Image still from the 1975 documentary 'Grey Gardens']

I'm so very excited to see the new film version of Grey Gardens this weekend when it premieres on HBO. The film stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as the mother-daughter, accidental style icons both named Edith Bouvier Beale (the aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy). The 1975 documentary has long been a huge influence to fashion designers and stylists, and the film fills in the backstory on the duo before their legendary fall from riches to glamorous ruins.

The film takes specific style cues from the 1975 documentary, down to incorporating actual items owned and worn by the Bouvier Beales in the original footage. The producers also took great pains to get as much true-to-life detail in the film as possible, interviewing the duo’s family members and reviewing Little Edie’s many diaries.

Here are some of my favorite costumes on a young Little Edie I've seen from the film so far:

[All above images courtesy]

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