Friday, July 4, 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Fashion in Cruel Intentions

Promotional photo for the 1999 film Cruel Intentions

One fashion trend I miss dearly from the 90's would have to be the sleek slip dresses. Combine it with a floral print and you have the perfect dress. Sarah Michelle Gellar's devilish character, Kathryn Merteuil, wears a few slip dresses throughout Cruel Intentions.

Photos from two variations of the Betsey Johnson dress

The dress, in the photo above, was used for promotional stills and not during production, but is still beautiful none-the-less. It is by the infamous Betsey Johnson and comes in a few different variations. The dress reaches just past the knee and comes with or without lace around the neckline.

As you can see, Sarah Michelle Gellar wears the version with lace. It is made from 100% Rayon. The dress is not easy to come across, but pops up, now and again, on sites like Ebay.

"The parental units called while you were out... She suspects your impotent, alcoholic father is diddling the maid."

A slip dress that was worn during production is by the designer Mark Wong Nark. The dress goes past the knee, is made of viscose and came in the colors black and brown.

I'm not certain which color Sarah Michelle Gellar wore, but judging by promotional stills and film footage, it appears she is most likely wearing the brown version.

"It's okay for guys like you and Court to fuck everyone. But when I do it, I get dumped for innocent little twits like Cecile. God forbid, I exude confidence and enjoy sex."

If you ever wondered who made Kathryn's impecable sunglasses, the answer is Calvin Klein. You can even see the designer name on the side of the frames.

Just click on the photo above. If you look carefully, you can see the designer name on the right side of the frames. It would be near impossible to find the exact style worn in the film, but there are countless similar pairs sold in stores. Juicy Couture and Ralph Lauren make some nice alternate options. I plan to buy this pair by Tory Burch.

And that about wraps up this post on Kathryn's fashion. I hope you were able to learn a thing or two.

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."