If they ever do a Ruby Keeler biopic (which doesn’t seem likely, since we’re pretty sure 90% of the people who just read that name said “Who?”) she needs to be first in line. She’s the spitting image of her. And because she has a face straight outta 1930, her best style attempts occur when she dresses to that effect. Not that we think she needs to dress in retro styles; just in styles that evoke Depression-era Hollywood fashion (because there was no “fashion” going on anywhere during the Depression except in Hollywood). These two looks are perfect examples of doing ’30s style while still looking modern.
Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the photocall of “Honourable Woman” photocall at MIPTV 2014 in Cannes, France in Chloé.
Chloé Fall 2014 Collection
We love this look. We think, on a different gal, we’d find that dress annoyingly over-ruffled, but we didn’t even notice how ruffled it is until we really started assessing it. At first glance, it looks breezy, feminine and romantic. At second, third and fourth glances too. And we love the chic little flat sandals paired with it. Perfect both for the dress and the setting.
This next one isn’t exactly 1930s style, but it does have a retro feel to it, borrowing both from Renaissance clothing and from the embellished and heavy styles of the Edwardian period, with just a tiny bit 0f 1920s. It’s basically all-purpose retro and again; it just plain works for her:
Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the MIPTV Opening Ceremony in Cannes, France in Valentino. on April 7, 2014 in Valentino.
Valentino Fall 2014 Collection
Granted, the waist could use a little taking in because this kind of hangs on her, but the style and the color story are perfect for her. Love it when she puts the effort in. She’s unique in her style – and that’s a very hard thing to find among the celebrity set.
[Photo Credit: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, IMAXTree]