Summer may be ending, which is always a little sad, but on the other hand the new season, so exciting the French even have a special word for it-le rentrée-is just around the corner. In the United States, this time of the year is heralded by Labor Day, a holiday meant to celebrate working women (and, OK, men too) in all their glory. To mark the first week in September, we thought it would be fun! educational! edifying! to see how our chicest cinematic sisters dress for a day on the job.
And here is what we found: At least in the movies, certain professions-espionage prominent among them-offer the opportunity to parade around in the most stylish outfits. Other careers rank high in our survey too: bohemian-bookstore clerk turned supermodel, viciously amoral TV executive, and even kleptomaniac clerk. Here, we pay Labor Day homage to some of the most fashionable women in American film history:
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