Style Icons: Female »Lil’ Edie

Lil' EdieA real live Scarlett O'Hara. Even though she came from money, when the money was gone she concoted some extraordinary fashions and kooky outfits that looked absolutely thrilling.

But she's the best at describing her unique style (from the film Grey Gardens):
“This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand. Because I don't like women in skirts and the best thing is to wear pantyhose or some pants under a short skirt, I think. Then you have the pants under the skirt and then you can pull the stockings up over the pants underneath the skirt. And you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape. So I think this is the best costume for today.”

“This is the revolutionary costume! I never wear this in East Hampton!”

Revolutionary, indeed, or if not, at least inspiring with a bit of crazy thrown in. Who couldn't love her?

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Posted on November 27, 2006

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