Anthea Sylbert | Clothes on Film

Posted by Chris Laverty on October 19, 2009

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Directed by: Roman Polanski


This bleak detective noir follows luxuriously suited P.I. or ’snoop’ (he gathers evidence on cheating spouses) J.J. ‘Jake’ Gittes (Jack Nicolson) as he investigates corrupt water rights and Evelyn Mulwray’s (Faye Dunaway) dark family secrets in 1930s Los Angeles.

Posted by Chris Laverty on May 18, 2009

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is the perfect mid-sixties set fashion movie. As Rosemary, Mia Farrow wears racks of cute outfits throughout. These are mainly shift dresses with Peter Pan collars, though she also dons a sumptuous plaid skirt at one point for a curled up read on the sofa.

Her co-star John Cassavetes sports some stylish threads of his own, including colourful turtlenecks, sports jackets and even a cool blue Penguin polo shirt. Yet, unsurprisingly, all the best outfits belong to Mia – and the chiffon trouser suit in stunning red is one of her best.