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’s classic swimsuit and headscarf Vogue Spain, October 2010
Edie at Grey Gardens J.Crew Fall RTW 2010
Little Edie on the 4th of July Harper’s Bazaar, October 2007
New York Magazine, 1972 John Galliano Spring RTW 2008
Edie demonstrates her dance steps Women’s Wear Daily, March 2009
Edie adjusting her infamous headscarf, 1978 Giambatista Valli Resort 2014