Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Vogue Magazine Tips Hat to Alfred Hitchcock

Half a century after he made his best films, Alfred Hitchcock's place in pop culture is more secure than ever. The March issue of Vanity Fair magazine featured a photo tribute to Hitch, which I commented on and now the June issue of Vogue has put together a minor homage. In a fashion spread titled "San Francisco Chronicles," actor Pierce Brosnan and model Daria Werbowy 'wander about' the Bay area for a fashion shoot, posing at such locales as Bodega Bay (setting for The Birds) and the spot under the Golden Gate Bridge where Vertigo's 'Madeleine' jumped into the bay.

Lean and angular, Werbowy looks oh-so-Hedrenesque with her hair pinned in a towering French Roll and clad in ladylike 1960s-influenced silk skirts. Hitch was always a stylish director and it seems his films just keep becoming more important with age.

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