Friday, June 22, 2007
Crazy Good Style
Lil’ Edith Bouvier Beale (Jackie O’s cousin) may seem an unlikely style icon just because she wore skirts upside down and sweaters on her head, but then again that’s probably precisely the reason she is. Her fascinating and completely unselfconscious style is showcased to perfection in the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens” (recommended to me by my good friend, Kelly), which features her and her mother (Big Edie) living in squalor in the Hamptons. It's an oxymoron from start to finish and it’s wonderful.