The Films That Changed Fashion
From Audrey Hepburn’s classic LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the knee-high socks and tartan skirts of Clueless, there are some films that have inadvertently dictated the contents of many a wardrobe for generations. Today brandsExclusive blog looks at the top ten movies that altered the way we dress forever.
While this film is first and foremost a Hitchcock
thriller, it’s impossible to avoid being enamored with Grace Kelly
‘s stunning wardrobe. Classic tailoring, luxe fabrics and to-die-for dresses make this film the epitome of 1950’s elegance
Breaksfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
The stunning Audrey Hepburn
immortalized the LBD,
oversized weyfarers and a string of pearls in this classic film – and they remain three wardrobe staples forever in style.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
was not new in the late ‘70s, John Travolta
’s hair quiff, platform shoes and (of course) that famous
white suit gave everyone the fever, catapulting the style into mainstream culture around the world
made a huge fashion statement in Woody Allen
’s cult film, dressed for the most part in wide-legged trousers, a mans shirt, tie and waistcoat. It was the look that revolutionised the menswear-as-womenswear
phenomenon. Read more about Keaton’s iconic style here
When actress Jennifer Beals
danced her way to ‘What a Feeling’
fame in a torn sweatshirt,spandex tights and leg warmers, she inspired a whole new concept in casual dress.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Desperately Seeking Susan solidified Madonna
as a style icon. The artist’s signature 80’s look
was a bit of a fashion free-for-all, combining leather jackets,gloves, heaped bead and metal jewellery, cross pendants, cropped t-shirts, headbands and large bows, which (against all odds) just worked.
‘s crisp white button down, slinky black pants and blunt bob of Pulp Fiction’s infamous dance scene fame propelled chic-noir style
into wardrobes worldwide.
Clueless defined fashion for a generation of 90′s teens with mini-skirts knee-high socks and Dr. Suess hats.
Factory Girl (2006)
Based on the life of Andy Warhol
’s muse Edie Sedgwick
, Factory Girl pays homage to the socialites unique sense of style for which she was famous. A trailblazer in the 60s Mod
scene, Sedgwick’s wardrobe was revolving mixture of black tights and leotards, striped dresses, chandelier earrings, and miles of black eyeliner.
Love them or hate them, it cannot be denied that Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha
have been enormously influential in fashion The SATC characters taught women everywhere that confidence is key for a bold, unique sense of personal style.
Are you channelling a character’s fashion today? And if we’ve missed it, what do you think the most iconic fashion flick is?
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