To celebrate the premiere of HBO's Grey Gardens, running for the first time on Saturday, the latest issue of US Weekly has made a mock-up cover about Little Edie Beale and Co. Jezebel decided to take things one step further (read: go more realistically melodramatic), and we like the results.
"This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand. And you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape."
Do I have a new obsession to top Mad Men? HBO's film Grey Gardens, premiering 18 April, has some of the best costume design of the season.
Drew Barrymore stars as 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Jackie Kennedy's cousin and an eccentric, blueblooded New Yorker. Her look took five hours of makeup, wig work and prosthetics a day, not to mention dialect coaching to get the Long Island speak down. Jessica Lange co-stars as 'Big Edie' in the film, made by first-time director Michael Sucsy.
Grey Gardens started as an obscure 1975 documentary, which went on to become a cult classic and spawn a Broadway musical. With any luck, this version will do as well or better.