I am finally bringing you the conclusion of my “Getaway Girl Style” series, where we examined the styles of certain cinema bad girls we admire. This last memorable character might be the most obvious choice to end with, but there really wouldn’t be anyone better to complete the special than with the ultimate rebel woman, Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde.
The popular mini skirts and short dresses of the late 1960’s were still ruling the fashion world, but Theodora Van Runkle’s designs for the film brought longer hemlines into the spotlight. Faye’s portrayal of the infamous gun moll also created a beret-wearing frenzy and a bobbed hair trend. Although the ‘Bonnie and Clyde look’ is distinct, it can transcend any era, and I think any woman who can pull it off will always come across as classy and chic.
Tight sweaters, like this belted mustard-colored one, are a key element in obtaining the look. Adding a pencil skirt, printed silk scarf, black beret and Mary Jane heels can produce the most iconic outfit of Bonnie’s in the film. One of your favorite accessories should be a Moleskin journal since she enjoyed writing thug poetry about life on the run.
A drop-waist dress with pleats and a cardigan is another great outfit option for your lawbreaking lifestyle. Bonnie didn’t wear much jewelry, but I am a fan of secretly-placed accessories and a long hidden locket holding a picture of your own Clyde Barrow is a nice adornment to pay tribute to the bad boy you adore.
I love the idea of pairing this Vivienne Westwood jacket with this Camilla and Marc Miranda skirt to give a modern and sexy feel to the whole look. You would also need a large bag to easily throw wads of cash money in and something like this Chanel tote would be perfect.
And that concludes my Getaway Girl Style series! Of course, I won’t let you go without a couple tunes for you and your Boy Friday to make out to…
Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – “Bonnie and Clyde”
~and my personal all-time favorite~
Yo Yo featuring Ice Cube – “Bonnie and Clyde Theme”
As well as this link to a fashion spread with Faye as Bonnie from Life Magazine in 1968!