Horror film style icons

28.10.2013

As Halloween fast approaches, we take a look at some of our favourite horror movies and cite the most stylish victims and protagonists within them. From Polanski’s 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby, to Hitchcock’s heroines, survey our top picks from the genre for a dose of iconic wardrobe inspiration. Click through the gallery for more images. 

Don’t Look Now
Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 classic saw a fretful Julie Christie wandering the streets of Venice in search of her dead daughter, after a clairvoyant informs her she is trying to contact them. Rife with winter inspiration, Christie eludes the chill in a buttoned-up trench, a heavy Harris Tweed overcoat and a classic black polo neck jumper. Recreate this look with our Riley trench coat and our silk mix roll neck

Psycho
In this classic 1960 thriller, Hitchcock cast an elfin Janet Leigh as his protagonist, Marion Crane. Though best known for the gory murder scene where Marion is brutally stabbed by schizophrenic motel owner Norman Bates, the costume choices proved utterly timeless. Channel Leigh’s restrained daytime sophistication with our Anja tailored pencil skirt and Mim cashmere tee. Accessorise this look with our black French 75 stilettos and our Sandie zip tote.

Rosemary’s Baby
Roman Polanski’s macabre classic stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse, who, under the obsessive influence of the satanic neighbours, gives birth to the son of the devil. In the midst of the plot, Farrow’s gamine, beatnik style is underscored by a very famous haircut by Vidal Sassoon. Reference Mia’s offbeat sixties style with our silk mix roll neck and wrap skirt