It didn’t seem right just posting a snippet of the sartorial treat that is Charade, so I thought it was only fair that I gave it a full Stylish Moments post. Combining espionage, a quick-witted script, and a bit of sixties romantic comedy fluff, I have to agree with Roisin‘s comment on my last post that this is possibly one of my favourite Audrey Hepburn films. Playing a flirtatious and forward, (if a little ditzy and easily distracted) widow, Audrey’s character has recently suffered not only the loss of her husband but also the shock of discovering he has seemingly been leading a double-life. With the help of Cary Grant’s character, she must get to the bottom of her husband’s apparent suicide and discover the truth.. but not without a few baddies trying to get there first! And of course she does it while head to toe in Givenchy.
Dresses, acccompanied with matching coats; coordinating gloves, handbags and shoes; fabulous leopard print and fur turbans, and of course the chocolate boatneck fur jumper, complete with matching hat and woolen mittens… Even if the film had been rubbish, I probably would’ve still loved it.
NB. But it’s not rubbish so if you haven’t already seen it, then you definitely should!