Anarchists of Style…Muse Edition: Little Edie Beale

Edith Bouvier Beale, more commonly known as “Little Edie,”  had a style that attained cult-like status with the 1975  release of Grey Gardens, a documentary featuring the reclusive Edie and her mother, “Big Edie,” on their crumbling family estate for which the film is named. Little Edie’s signature look most famously consisted of a headscarf and short shorts or a swimsuit to show off her dancer’s legs. Her iconic style continues to be reflected in modern high fashion.

Edie - Swimsuit Deck                          Edie - Vogue Spain Oct 10 Tub with Cat

Edie’s classic swimsuit and headscarf         Vogue Spain, October 2010

Edie - Shorts and Jacket           Edie - JCrew Fall 2010 RTW Shorts and Jacket

Edie at Grey Gardens                                     J.Crew Fall RTW 2010

Edie Flag Dance           Edie - MK Olsen HB Oct 07

Little Edie on the 4th of July                        Harper’s Bazaar, October 2007

Edie - Fur Coat           Edie - Galliano Spring 2008 RTW Cowl with Fur Coat

New York Magazine, 1972                 John Galliano Spring RTW 2008

Edie - Red Dress            Edie - WWD March 09d

Edie demonstrates her dance steps                         Women’s Wear Daily, March 2009

Edie - 1978             Edie - GiambattistaValli Resort 2014

Edie adjusting her infamous headscarf, 1978       Giambatista Valli Resort 2014

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