Move over, Jackie and Lee. The unofficial (and totally made-up) title of The Most Stylish Sisters of 1954 goes to Betty and Judy Haynes. These savvy and sensational showbiz siblings prove the veracity of the famous Coco Chanel quote: “Fashion changes, but style endures.”
Their styles are different, but, as befits a sister act, complementary. Betty (Rosemary Clooney) is chic but serious; this perfectly suits her role as the
mother hen elder sister. Judy (Vera-Ellen), the irresponsible kid sis, is kicky and fun on-stage and off; her wardrobe definitely fits her attitude. They both know how to dress, with panache, elegance, and personal style, for any occasion that presents itself. Proof of this can be found in the following fashion show…
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”-Coco Chanel
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”-Oscar Wilde
The Haynes Sisters aren’t the only well-dressed people in Vermont. They have some mighty stylish friends.
The best dressed and coiffed cigarette girl in the history of
cinema forever deserves a separate shout-out:
“Behind the perfection of a man’s style, must lie the passion of a man’s soul.”-Oscar Wilde
We have a winner in this game called style…
Sorry, Haynes Sisters. The best-dressed person in White Christmas is The General. His rugged and streamlined look can’t be beat. He gets bonus points for being at ease with himself. What is more fashionable and timeless than that? You can keep your Most Stylish Sisters of 1954 title, though. It’s well-deserved.