Portrait of a Lady: Krysten Ritter

Jessica Baker

Krysten Ritter was at a crossroads: change the direction of her career or keep steady on the same path. She chose the former, and it would all start with a haircut. “I felt like my hair was very glamorous and I didn’t want [my career] to be about that,” Ritter told us on set for our December editorial. “I wanted it to be about me and not my hair anymore.” Well the spotlight is definitely shining bright on Ritter these days—and deservedly so. The actress recently landed the title role in Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones and is starring alongside Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in this month’s Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton. Nostalgic for the film’s ‘50s and ‘60s beauty and fashion, we asked Ritter to try on some of our favorite retro looks for the season.

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