Stella's Silk Shirts
Posted at 12:37 PM (PDT) on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Now everyone wants a silk shirt to look as cool as TV's sexy sleuth

The Fall's Stella Gibson's blouses have rivalled the fame of Sarah Lund's Faroe Island jumpers

By Tracy McVeigh
The Observer
8 June 2013

Sarah Lund's jumper became a fashion hit, but the Faroe Islands thick knit was what the troubled Scandinavian heroine of The Killing hid her sexuality behind.

Now the latest female TV detective to electrify our screens is also causing a stir in womenswear – yet this time she is not afraid to show her sexuality. In fact, she positively bristles with it.

Few of the critics praising Gillian Anderson's performance as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in the BBC drama The Fall have failed to mention her silk blouse collection. An iconic part of the character, those shirts – silk, cleavage-enhancing, under a well-cut suit, and defining her as a professional woman not afraid of looking attractive – are set to see a rise in popularity ahead of tomorrow's final episode of the five-part thriller set in Belfast.

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