Retro Fashion: Edie Beale On The "Best Costume For The Day"

Grey Gardens—the documentary about mother and daughter Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, relatives of Jackie O. who live in squalor in a rundown mansion in East Hampton—is my absolute favorite movie. In fact, I named my dog Edie, and I want to get a second dog, who I will also name Edie. It's awfully difficult for me to have a conversation about fashion and style icons without discussing Little Edie: The head wraps, the brooches, the upside-down skirts, the heels with bathing suits! It's all terrific. In the clip above, she discusses what she thinks is the perfect outfit.



For anyone who (somehow) hasn't seen this film yet - don't rent it BUY it. It's great on every level: intelletcual, style, cultural commentary, the list goes on. I mean, you can get arrested for wearing red shoes!