Because there are always two sides to every story. Rochas dark velvet–and–rose-tinted duchesse silk dress, $3,120; saks.com. In this story: hair, Didier Malige; makeup, Stéphane Marais. Set design, Viki Rutsch for Exposure NY. Produced by Ricardo D. Martins for North Six.
Because every wheelchair detective needs an elegant accomplice. Gucci’s point d’esprit tulle dress gets a makeover with scarlet elbow-length gloves and a devilish lip. Dress, $4,200; select Gucci boutiques. Three-strand pearl necklace from House of Lavande. Carolina Amato gloves. Prada handbag.
Murphy’s lace-and-tulle gown—much like Grace Kelly’s balletic dress in the original Rear Window—is both ethereal and eternal. Dolce & Gabbana dress; select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques. Michael Kors mink swing coat; select Michael Kors stores. Hermès bag. BEAUTY NOTE Cool blondes have every hair in place. Fekkai’s Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray delivers enviable salon polish.
Our protagonist’s nurse—played by Laurie Metcalf, the recent Broadway star of The Other Place—joins the spy games. A smattering of paint on fur and a graphic skirt suit, meanwhile, bring a time-honored cinematic ensemble into the present. On Murphy: Miu Miu tie-dyed mink coat, satin jacket ($2,640), skirt ($1,440), gloves, and bag; select Miu Miu boutiques. On Metcalf: Marc Jacobs cardigan, $595; Marc Jacobs, NYC. Dress from Early Halloween, NYC.
Sometimes it’s the simplest looks that are the most effective. A cashmere sweater and a full skirt doused with a bleeding-rose print suggest there’s more at play under the surface. Michael Kors raglan sweater ($750) and faille skirt ($1,995); select Michael Kors stores. Marc Jacobs heels.
It’s her classic American look—a collared blouse paired with a rich satin skirt which elegantly showcases a minuscule waist—that makes for a perfect picture. On Murphy: Oscar de la Renta shirt ($690) and skirt ($2,990); Oscar de la Renta boutiques. J.Crew belt. Marc Jacobs mid-heels. On Maguire: Crockett & Jones slipper.
The oversize frills of Murphy’s Marc Jacobs satin gabardine dress ($1,400; Marc Jacobs, NYC) make it a true scene-stealer. Pearl button earrings from House of Lavande. BEAUTY NOTE Nothing says leading lady like a classic red lip. Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Wet Cranberry gives this timeless look a slick, modern finish.
Even this fresh take on old-school glamour won’t distract our hero (and costar of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Gatsby film). On Murphy: Dolce & Gabbana cotton dress, $2,475; select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques. Fred Leighton citrine necklace. On Maguire: Brooks Brothers pajamas throughout.
photographed by Peter Lindbergh
Tobey Maguire and Carolyn Murphy reprise the classic Hitchcock film to bring the theatrical fifties thread—something woven throughout the new season’s collections—out into the world.