|Novak as "Madeline," her sophisticated gray & black suit set off by the flowers in the market.|
|The famous scene where Scottie first lays eyes on Madeline in Ernie's.|
|I've always been especially captivated by Madeline post falling into the bay, wearing Scottie's red robe, her hair unpinned and wavy|
This post wouldn't be complete without some love for Bel Geddes as Midge, the quick-witted bra designer Scottie fails to fully appreciate. Wardrobe choices seem just as important here; Midge, a career woman, dresses much more practically than Judy or Madeline. In fact, like a comic book character, she has several versions of the exact same shirt—surely a deliberate choice on Hitchcock's part. But even though Midge is meant to be on the opposite end of the glamor spectrum, I think she still offers some great femme-spiration. She's hip, smart, and very cute. And her glasses are totally amazing!
So there you have it! Your weekly dose of femme-spiration in the form of three of Hitchcock's most vivid female film characters. Along with some Laura Mulvey. You're welcome.