I am a big fan of both Agatha Christie’s detective series, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot featuring David Suchet (who played the Belgian detective for 25 years!) I’m a bit sad that Miss Marple is no longer available on Netflix and I never got a chance to screen cap all the delightful 1940s outfits from the series. (p.s. Here I am dressed as Miss Marple for Halloween one year) So, before Poirot is taken off my Netflix library, I thought I better get on to documenting some of my favorite vintage 1930s ensembles from the show!
Of course, Poirot ran for many seasons (13) so I’ll share favorite outfits from episodes I have seen a few times. These images are screencaped from Season 9, Episode 3: Death on the Nile (2004) which stars a young(er) Emily Blunt. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous as a platinum blonde? Also, do you notice the MEND on the sleeve of the oxblood colored silk dress the gal is wearing? I was so tickled to notice this!
This episode just has so MANY, MANY outfits I want! I only captured my absolute favorites, so these are it. God, I love the 1930s so much! Also, I put these images out of order, just incase of spoiling the storyline or something. You ought to watch this show! I’m such a big fan. Ok, all right let’s talk about the clothes now!
What a fabulous hat! And I love that she’s reading Vogue! Also, have you noticed the nail polish colors so far? The costume designer for this episode was Sheena Napier. And good golly, I bow down! It is ALL just exquisite. A real feast for my vintage loving eyes! Every scene I pause just to take it all in.
This colorful plaid chiffon 1930s dress Emily Blunt’s character plays had me practically foaming at the mouth. If I ever come across anything remotely close to this, I will gladly slice off half a finger! The little handbag and the umbrella paired with it. It’s just too much! I want the entire look, head to toe!
The top and pants ensemble with straw hat shown below (through Poirot’s lens) is just terrific! I have pants similar to these and at one point considered selling them in the shop. Of course now I will never part with them because I must go and find a similar blouse so I can recreate this look entirely.
This episode features a very large ensemble cast. Actually most of the episodes do. And this one in particular the characters have many, many wardrobe changes! This group shot has a wonderful view of another favorite look from the episode. The white sleeveless top and khaki colored skirt with godet panel in the back and that straw hat. She’s wearing a silk scarf as a belt. Isn’t it marvelous?
This episode is actually one of my favorites. The story is really quite good. Although, I will be honest… I guessed the outcome of it fairly quickly! Perhaps it is because I have been binge watching episode after episode and now when I watch it I start to think… “Who had the motive? Who had something to gain from these deaths?”
I hope you are enjoying my On The Set weekly features! I will be featuring many more of my favorite vintage 1930s clothing and costume inspirations from Poirot in the upcoming weeks!
If you want more 1930s inspirations from Poirot, you should check out these articles/blog posts elsewhere on the web!
Napier: Costume Design Talk at the V&A
Miss Lemon, Secretary Chic (Miss Lemon does not appear in this episode I just posted about)
1930s Fashions in Agatha Christie’s Poirot