Week with Grace Kelly. Day 1. “To Catch a Thief”.
by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts
It is not the first time when Grace Kelly is mentioned on the blog pages, as her beauty and charm is a wonderful source of inspiration, and since there is a lot to be inspired by, Grace Kelly will grace us with her presence for the whole week.
“To Catch a Thief” is a romantic thriller from 1955 directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The plot is based on the novel by David Dodge. Cary Grant is casted as a retired jewelry thief known as “The Cat”. When series of jewelry robberies hit luxurious hotels at the French Riviera, wealthy tourists can’t enjoy their holidays undisturbed. Among them is Grace Kelly casted as fabulously rich american tourist named Francie who enjoys Riviera in the company of her mother. In no time Francie becomes romantically involved with John Robie a.k.a. the Cat. This leads to a series of events that are to discover who is imposing the famous Cat burglar.
This simple, yet enjoyable plot, is just a base for almost 2 hour fashion show taking place in the glamorous setting of French Riviera and featuring amazing costumes as only seen in the Golden Age of Hollywood. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Grace Kelly’s wardrobe for “To Catch a Thief” movie was designed by none other than Edith Head. A must see for all Grace Kelly fans and also for those who love classic Hollywood glamour.