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In Hitchcock’s Heroines, Caroline Young explores the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock’s leading ladies – their iconic roles, unforgettable costumes, and complicated relationships with the man behind the camera.
From his early days as a director in the 1920s to his heyday as the Master of Suspense, Hitchcock supervised their hair, their makeup, and their wardrobe, in order to push the narrative forward. From Kim Novak’s grey suit in Vertigo to Janet Leigh’s thematically symbolic lingerie in Psycho, these actresses and their clothes transfixed audiences around the world. In this talk, Caroline discusses the story behind the style, why Hitchcock heroines are more than just icy blondes, and why it was women who Hitchcock considered his primary audience.
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