Cinema Style is a new post series inspired by the timeless style of old movies, drawing inspiration from the clothes, colors, and decor from the silver screen and into your home. Lights, Camera, Action!
In Alfred Hitchcock’s stylish and romantic thriller To Catch a Thief, Cary Grant plays a former notorious jewelry thief, and Grace Kelly is the bored daughter of an oil family from the United States. They meet at the Riviera, with a series of jewelry thieveries pointing to the innocent Grant. Grace overflows with grace and Cary is smart and sophisticated. Together, they frame the real thief and live happily ever after in Grant’s beautiful villa in the South of France overlooking the Mediterranean.
Not only is this a class Hitchcock film, and Grace’s last film with Hitchcock, each scene is a feast for the eyes. As the plot moves from a café, to a beach resort and hotel, down the winding roads, to a costume ball at a large villa, and finally ending in Grant’s bachelor-pad, there’s so much style to take in.The French Riviera is definitely a source of inspiration, the hallway and bedroom in their hotel is just magical (all that molding!). Grace’s impeccable style can’t be overlooked. By merging traditional french details with simple style, I get a mix that feels fresh yet classic, featuring blues, grey, and gold accents.