A Vintage Nerd Recreates: Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Bonnie Parker

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The story of Bonnie and Clyde is legendary. They have been portrayed in films, tv shows, and episodes within tv shows. They lived how they died, fast and violent. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway was the first time their story was put up on the big screen. Faye Dunaway's performance as Bonnie Parker was mesmerizing. I remember that this was the very first film I saw her in. I was dazzled by her charm, her sense of style, and the chemistry she had with the always dashing, Warren Beatty. In the film we watch what we think happened to the iconic, historic couple and follow her from directionless waitress to wanted criminal. 

Bonnie's look was created by costume designer, Theadora Van Runkle who also did costumes for Same Time, Next Year (1978), The Jerk (1979), and Troop Beverly Hills (1989). Van Runkle famously rejected Edith Head's advice to make all the costumes for Bonnie and Clyde (1967) in chiffon. Instead she followed her instincts and created a look that resinated with the audience so much that after the film was released women everywhere were looking for ways to recreate Bonnie's style in the film. This film was Van Runkle's very first film as a costume designer and she certainly made her mark.

I loved how she dressed Bonnie but every time I watch a "period" film made in the sixties it still somehow looks sixties to me. I do love how she paired the the knee length skirt and top with a beret. Its simple but with the right color combinations it can really make people turn their heads for a second look. For my recreates of Bonnie Parker I used a thrifted skirt I scored for a few bucks, a mustard top that I had in my closet already, a vintage scarf I purchased eons ago, and a beret. Simple yet affective. Accessories can really alter a look and I think the accessories I choose for this particular recreates of Bonnie Parker did the trick. And yes that is a real book written by Clyde Barrow's sister in law Blanche Caldwell Barrow called My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. It's a great read and I will definitely review it for you all soon. 

What did you think of my latest recreates? What recreates would you like to see in the future?

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Outfit: Skirt was thrifted, Yellow Turtleneck from J Crew, Scarf is 1960's Vintage, 
Mustard Beret from Urban Outfitters, and Sunglasses are 1930's Vintage

2 comments :

  1. I couldn't agree more, many older period movies and TV shows look like products of their time period. Shows like M*A*S*H and Happy Days come to mind immediately. That said, I still do love the vibes of Bonnie & Clyde.

    I also LOVE this outfit on you!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thanks Janey!! Haha you're so right!!! xox

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