Fashion and Film Friday: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


A few of you mentioned Jessica Rabbit as your favorite femme fatale and it really got me thinking about all of the great vintage fashions in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

I remember watching this movie as a little girl, loving the Dolores's dresses and hats and Jessica's red hair and heels. When I started wearing vintage all the time, my sister lovingly teased me by yelling after me "DOLORES!!!"

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a late 80's comedy/mystery live action/animated film, set in 1947 Hollywood. When Eddie, a private detective is hired to investigate a sexy cartoon (voiced by Kathleen Turner) who may be cheating on her cartoon rabbit husband, he gets wrapped up in the wacky world of "toons" and the darkness that is invading their world.

In the middle of his irritating investigations, he struggles to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend, Dolores.

Costumes for Who Framed Roger Rabbit were designed by Joanna Johnston, who is no stranger to historic fashions. She worked on costumes for some of my favorite fashion flicks: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Far and Away, Forest Gump, and Valkyrie.

jessica rabbit makeup
I am really loving this Jessica Rabbit makeup by -fabulous-!!
roger rabbit dolores and jessica rabbit style movie costume

                                      jessica dress  dolores red dress  dolores hat  jessica gloves


  1. I LOVED that movie as a kid, but I haven't watched it forever, so I never thought of it as being "vintage". I'll have to re-watch it asap! I've always wanted to be Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, and I had long red hair recently. I just dyed it black again totally not thinking Halloween time was coming up Ahhh ;)

  2. I love Jessica Rabbit, I can't believe I didn't think of her! When I watched the film recently I couldn't believe I'd never noticed the costumes, it was one of my favourite films as a kid!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. This movie is in my final four of movies (Yes, I do a bracket system to figure out my favorite movies...and WFRR? has knocked out every competitor so far)

    I've love it since kindergarten and a few years later, even salvaged an old costume and made my own Jessica Rabbit dress. Sure...if I knew how to sew it would have looked better.

    Even now, if I visit Disneyland, I get excited seeing the sign for ToonTown and can only think about WFRR in all of its awesome-ness.

  4. Sigh, Jessica Rabbit...I can only dream of having her hourglass figure....x

  5. Hmm, i never considered red and purple before really...

  6. So totally crazy, but today I went to help a friend pack up stuff in her old room since her mom is moving. She had a bunch of movies she didn't want that she thought I would like, and Roger Rabbit was in there!


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