The weather is turning colder (much colder if you live in the midwest) and Nathaniel just got back from Iceland, so this beauty break is inspired by the freezing weather and heated love affairs in Doctor Zhivago (1965). Specifically, this beauty break is devoted to Julie Christie as Lara, who never looked lovelier than when she was combining anachronistic hairstyles with fantastic winter wear.
1960’s hairstyles and 1900’s fashions while freezing after the jump!
This movie is mostly about hats.
This must be a popular pose, because Omar Sharif repeats it in a promo photo with Geraldine Chaplin:
Speaking of Geraldine Chaplin, in that promo photo she somehow manages to upstage Julie Christie! In Christie's defense that fur hat adds two feet to Geradine Chaplin's height. But back to Christie. Let’s talk about The Red Dress:
Julie Christie stated that this dress made her extremely self-conscious. (I don’t know why; if I looked that good in that dress I’d wear it every damn day.) When she complained to David Lean, he told her that’s what she was supposed to feel, so she channeled the feeling into this (admittedly very uncomfortable) scene. Here’s another of the dress:
Doctor Zhivago is really a beauty to behold. What these screenshots can't convey is the warmth and vulnerability Christie bring to her role as Lara. If you have 3+ hours to kill, it's a wonderful way to warm your bones during a cold Winter night. Let's end on some great poster art for this Best Picture nominee (released the same year as Darling, so it was all Julie Christie, all the time with the Oscar that year).