Thanks so much for your help in identifying some of the hats in yesterday’s post. I loved your comments! So much fun to find you enjoy the old movies, too.
It wouldn’t be fair to share all the great hats Doris Day wore in the movies, Lover Come Back and Pillow Talk, without also sharing the fabulous dresses with which they were paired. After watching these movies, I can understand why there are whole blogs dedicated to vintage clothing and recreating those looks for today. They truly were wonderful.
I’ve shown both the front and back of these delightful styles when possible. Unfortunately, I discovered Doris rarely stands still in a movie. She is almost always in motion, so a few pics are just a bit blurry. Hope you enjoy these glimpses of the casual, elegant and sophisticated fashions for women between 1959-1961.
Lover Come Back, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson was released in 1961 and was their second film together. Tony Randall also had a big part. In the movie Carol Templeton (Doris Day) and Jerry Webster (Rock Hudson) are big time rivals, working for competing advertising agencies. Much of the plot/fun in this movie revolves around the old theme of mistaken identity…which is also a big theme in the movie, Pillow Talk.
Lover Come Back: The Fashion
You may recognize the hat from yesterday’s post.
Love how the jacket opened in the back.
The dress underneath…
Pretty in pink…
Remember the “bubble” hat from yesterday…it was paired with this suit. It’s fun seeing the handbags, as well.
Never could get a great shot of this outfit…but here’s a glimpse. The hat she’s wearing was the last hat in yesterday’s post.
Love the coat…you may recognize the cloche style hat from yesterday. Notice she even wore gloves.
An elegant suit for an evening dinner out…
This was an outfit Doris (Carol) wore for a day on the golf course. Pretty fancy for golfing. I love the color and the fitted look of the skirt.
Doris even looked fabulous while biking. No sweating allowed. 😉
Boating…loved the slim slacks paired with the short jacket.
You can’t forget the purple hat Doris wore in this scene…here’s the bathing suit that went with the hat.
Love this coat…you could wear this look today.
A bit closer view…
Diane mentioned this elegant top in her comment yesterday. You were right, Diane…it really is beautiful!
I remember when big bows tied at the neck were so popular on women’s blouses in the 80’s. I had quite a few of those back then. I never realized it was a repeat of a popular 60’s style. Look at the light bulbs on that chandelier behind her. Have you ever seen bulbs like that?!
This was one of my favorite outfits in the movie.
Love the side split of the coat.
And here’s the dress that was underneath.
Pillow Talk, a romantic comedy, was the very first movie Rock Hudson and Doris Day starred in together…actually, the first of three. Tony Randall was also in Pillow Talk. It won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) and was nominated for several other awards.
Pillow Talk is set in New York city and Doris Day plays a very successful interior decorator named Jan Morrow. Unfortunately, Jan is stuck sharing a party line with Brad Allen, (Rock Hudson) who turns out to be a major lady’s man and quite the phone hog.
The sparks fly and insults are exchanged when Jan can barely squeeze a phone call in between Brad’s constant calls with all the women he’s playing courting. Things get really interesting when Brad accidentally meets Jan and finds her to be much more attractive than he ever expected. He pretends to be someone else, knowing she would have nothing to do with him if she knew who he really was. They begin dating and you can just imagine what happens when Jan discovers he’s her party line Romeo.
Pillow Talk was named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2009. It was found to be “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and it’s being preserved for those reasons.
Pillow Talk: The Fashion
Dressed for a day of work as an Interior Designer…
Remember the furry hat from yesterday’s post? I noticed in these movies, Doris always kept her hat on. Apparently it was considered an important part of her ensemble, because it wasn’t removed when she took off her coat.
Another coat…not the greatest view but all I was able to capture.
The elegant pin you see here was worn on the waistband of a skirt in another scene.
The faux leopard hat we saw yesterday had its own matching muff.
It looked great with a red coat, doesn’t it?
A red velvet cape for an evening out…
The red velvet dress she wore underneath…
Another suit for work…appears to be black velvet or velveteen. I noticed Doris took off her hat once inside this time…you can see it in her hand. Ummm, wonder why sometimes her hat is left on but removed in other scenes?
And here’s the pretty pin we saw earlier on her dress, now being worn at the waistband of this suit.
A housecoat worn at home…
Another comfy look for home…
Doris looked beautiful and so elegant in this scene where she attends a party held by one of her clients.
A little closer view…notice the long gloves. Wow, what a stunning look!
A comfy knit dress…perfect for work.
A closer view…once again she’s wearing the pretty pin.
I was so amazed at how many matching coats/capes Doris wore in these movies.
Here’s the dress that was underneath the coat.
Another beautiful evening gown…
with an elegant open back…
Sleepwear…feminine and pretty
Good thing she wasn’t wearing the gown above in this scene toward the end of the movie, Pillow Talk. Rock Hudson carries Doris through the streets of New York to his apartment in her pajamas. She’s mortified! He’s not too happy with the “revenge decorating” she’s done for his apartment. lol
Hope you enjoyed this fashion movie tour.