Fashion in Film

Bow Before Grace Kelly's Nightgowns at the Hollywood Theatre

Hitchcock's Rear Window comes to the Hollywood as a part of Textile Month.

By Conner Reed October 4, 2019

Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window.

Eden Dawn, Portland Monthly's own style editor/fashion superhero, returns to the Hollywood Theatre next week to screen Rear Window, or as I like to call it, Disturbia Without Shia LaBeouf (please address your hate mail appropriately using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page)The screening is both the latest installment in Eden's ongoing Fashion in Film series, and an official event for Portland Textile Month, which runs through the end of October. Check out the full Textile Month roster of classes, galleries, talks, and events here.

For those who, say, did not spend a chunk of their childhood watching Hitchcock with their grandmother: Rear Window is the one from 1954 where Jimmy Stewart goes stir-crazy and Grace Kelly wears pearls. Need more than that? Fine. Here's the synopsis from the Hollywood's website:

The film follows the story of photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (Jimmy Stewart), confined to a wheelchair in his Manhattan walkup apartment after breaking his leg on a shoot. To keep from going stir crazy, he obsesses on his neighbors’ lives happening right outside his window, and begins to suspect his neighbor (Raymond Burr) has murdered his wife. Jefferies pulls his immaculately-dressed-at-all-times girlfriend (Princess Grace Kelly) into the situation hoping the two can solve the murder. That is, if it happened.

Incredibly well-named costume legend Edith Head designed the sumptuous midcentury looks, including one especially iconic Grace-Kelly-in-sheer-flowing-fabric moment that should serve as early Halloween inspiration.

Not sure if Eden is taking suggestions, but it I may: fingers crossed for a future installment that tackles Shia LaBeouf's thermals in Disturbia Watch the trailer for Rear Window below.

Fashion in Film: Rear Window

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Hollywood Theatre, $7–9

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