Natalie Wood takes a call while sitting on her bed at home in 1956. Photo by Ralph Crane.
How to look glamorous in glasses… American Optical advertisement, 1959;
Black and white shoes and stockings, London, 1959. Photo by John French.
(1x03 - Squeeze)
Just when it seems like a pattern has been established, you have to mix it up, eh Scully? The jacket is nominally the right size, in that it is closer to hip length than mid-thigh, your shirt is still buttoned up to your chin but whatever, and despite the aggressive pleating the pants don’t appear offensive, but who could these things because OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT COLOR. I’m sorry to be the one to break the news, Scully, but I think that marathon hunt through microfilm for records of Tooms has rendered you colorblind.
1x13 - Beyond the Sea
Girl, Ahab is right there, do you think you could find a slightly less transparent shirt? I know you’re all grown up and everything but this is a little above and beyond. He probably doesn’t mind how high waisted those pants are, but I really do. Next time, wear that suede vest again, we’ll all be better off.
1x05 - The Jersey Devil
This is less about Scully’s actual suit - you can see enough of it here to form an accurate opinion (various shades of colorless, too big in the shoulderpads, the ush) - but check out Scully’s shirt. Why the collar pin? Has that ever been a really been a thing in women’s dress shirts? Or is it the far more likely option of another classic mix-up after a night at a motel, the logical extension of which is that Mulder is roaming around New Jersey in a taupe women’s blouse.
1x18 - Miracle Man
Girl, those lapels are literally the size of your face. I hardly even mind the ochre (note: this is a lie) with that going on, and the visible shoulderpad bulge, as ever, makes the baby Jesus cry. Despite all that, this is almost tame. I miss the aggressively bizarre plaid jackets, Scully! If it’s going to be silly, at least make it ludicrous, you know? I’m glad we had this talk.
1x16 - Young at Heart
Dana Scully does not believe in dressing up for Valentine’s Day, thank you very much, which is bizarre, since she owns at least three bright red suits perfect for the occasion. That doesn’t entirely explain why this suit is at least a size too large, but not all mysteries are for us to solve.