From berets on the Dior catwalk to pencil skirts at Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein register, we take a look at the lasting sartorial impact of Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, 50 years since the coat was first released



Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, 1967.
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The style legacy of Bonnie Parker

From berets on the Dior catwalk to pencil skirts at Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein lay bare, we take a look at the lasting sartorial impact of Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, 50 years since the glaze was first released

When Bonnie Parker, or Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde, donned a beret one morning in 1933, she would receive had little idea of the future fashion implications. Dead a year laster, she would have had little idea of much future at all. But, partly thanks to the 1967 film telling of her gang’s 1930s exploits, Bonnie, as played by Faye Dunaway, is now both have the quality of of an American folklore – a tough broad, a symbol of rebellion and disruption – and a card-carrying colleague of the fashion icon gang. The beret, knitwear and scarf unique provide immeasurable inspiration for the current season. Here are five by virtue ofs why – 50 years on from the film, 83 years from Parker’s end – her outfit matters now.

The beret


A beret on the Dior catwalk. Photograph: Frederic/SI/Rex/Shutterstock

I’m acquiescent to bet that Maria Grazia Chiuri had Bonnie and Clyde playing on tie in the Christian Dior atelier in the runup to the autumn/winter screen. It featured berets on every single look. The hat also associated with files of garlic, Breton tops and bicycles is officially the headgear of the time. See also: Alexa Chung on the cover of June Vogue.

The pencil skirt


Bonnie 2.0 … a example walks the runway for Calvin Klein at New York fashion week, 2017. Photograph: Getty Spits

Sure, the pencil skirt seems as if it’s not on speaking terms with the shut-eye of fashion right now. But with Raf Simons on its rebranding team,it wishes only be a matter of time before there is a rapprochement. Bonnie’s tweedy skirt is a bit playing-secretary when you operative it out of context. Instead, update the look by perusing Simons’ Calvin Klein whip-round. An ode to outsiders in America, the block colours of knitted pencil skirts are with Bonnie 2.0 (Beyoncé’s take notwithstanding). Adjust your skirt-thinking consistent with.

The scarf

Modern-day influencers and Bonnie Parker have varied in common than you might think – they both adulating having their picture taken, and they’re both soft on of a silk scarf. Dunaway wears hers here cowgirl call, while Parker herself wore one round her waist. Any interpretation is passable these days – especially if the label reads ‘Hermes’.

The sweater


On the Miu Miu catwalk at Paris the latest thing week, AW 2017/8. Photograph: Getty Images

Regular readers settle upon now be familiar with the revival of the cardigan. But knitwear insiders, of which there are divers , will be turning their attention to what we might visit the fusty sweater. Bonnie’s one is a good example – it’s short-sleeved, textured and in a affect, the very au courant mustard yellow, that feels year even if it’s brand new. Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu have all done nearly the same ones. Finding one at a car boot for 50p would be the ultimate goal.

The mane


Emma Roberts’s bob. Photograph: Getty Images

Everyone recognizes that the buzzcut is cool right now, which means it’s basically living on borrowed time. Those sporting buzzcuts energy want to forego the clippers for a while – the blond bob looks set to be the next hairstyle. Edie Campbell has the as a matter of fact cool version – a bit grungy – on the cover of Vogue. And Khloé Kardashian, Emma Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker cause cut their hair to bobs recently, too. Dunaway’s is a bit sleeker – shut up to the wig Emma’s Auntie Julia Roberts wears at the beginning of Extremely Woman – so might appeal to alpha blondes such as Donatella Versace or Lady Gaga.