My Hitchcockian homage to Vertigo and that famous Grey Suit

I was pretty excited when I got commissioned this iconic grey suit, originally designed by the formidable Edith Head and worn by Kim Novak in the equally classic and one of my favourite Hitchcock films, Vertigo (1958)

I knew it was going to be quite a challenge to make it justice but here I present my little homage.

In beautiful thin striped grey Italian wool, it has wide lapels, fabric covered buttons, two decorative pockets (I’m not quite sure if the original Edith Head design had actual functional pockets)but I decided to go for these, just for the line of the suit jacket. The jacket itself is slightly form fitting with the added darts. The sleeves have small rounded cuffs. The skirt is calf length, with a central back slit and it fastens with a zipper at the side seam.

 

 

 

 

Late 1950s wool suit

This lovely late 1950s style suit in bright sea green wool/cashmere blend is a perfect example of the era with the cropped jacket’s large peter pan collar and fabric covered buttons and the full skirt with asymmetrical pleats.