Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Old film fashions: An affair to remember

"A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?" IMDB.


An affair to remember, a tragic love story starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this film up until a couple of years ago. I watched it again recently after buying it on dvd. It never fails to make me cry.

So since I love watching old films and looking at the different fashions. I have decided to do a feature on my favourite outfits from this film and find the modern alternatives. Here it goes:

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I love Kerr's evening wear in this film. Lots of gorgeous drapery, ball gowns, diamonds and fur stoles. Shame I don't really have a need for this type of clothing. Le sigh.

deborah kerr evening wear

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Her coat looks so warm. It would have to be if you were dancing with Cary Grant out on the deck of a boat!

Topshop Tweed Coat

This Topshop coat has the essence of Kerr's coat, only with a nipped in waist and a bow at the neck which makes it perfect in my eyes!

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The closest I could find to a peal bracelet but I think these are pretty cool.


I think this is my favourite outfit in the film. Just so cute and pretty - ideal for the setting. 

deborah kerr daywear
Blue shirt: Miss Selfridge, Sold out - was featured in Look magazine

Just a modern twist on old classics. Should I do another? What film should I do next?

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