A necklace left at the scene of a murder, red lipstick on a gangster's suit: When it comes to the thriller and film noir genres, the clothing can be as compelling as the crime.
Now we can ogle Hollywood's most wicked and best-dressed characters in one place. Starting today at the Museum of the Moving Image, "Fashion in Film: If Looks Could Kill" will show ten iconic movies that play on themes of desire, disguise and amazing costume design.
The festival opens with Scorsese's glitzy gangster drama Casino, followed by American Gigolo Sunday evening and Hitchcock's Marnie next week. (Never mind her character's psychological shortcomings; we're entranced by Tippi Hedren's party dresses.)