Are you a lover of fashion? Or a movie addict? This post mixes the two worlds seamlessly as we look at some of cinemas most iconic outfits! Still relevant today screen goddesses across the decades have shown us incredible styles and fashions that they are still as relevant today as they have ever been.
Film has the ability to make super stars of its on-screen characters, as well as a style symbol. From Hepburn and Kelly to Roberts and Knightley, by means of Farrow and Deneuve, some of Hollywood’s best stars owe a great deal to their on-screen style. In any case, what of the stories behind these motivating and grant winning closets? Whether you’re a cinephile or design fan, catch up on your trivia with our most loved notorious looks from the motion pictures – each matched with a fun and intriguing truth about the style on show in the film.
Marilyn Monroe – The White Dress
It would be rude to not start with probably the most famous dress in the history of cinema, and probably the world. As relevant today as ever this dress scoops the top spot. Most girls today have tried to buy this dress at some point. In the classic 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch Monroe plays the woman who entices a wedded man amidst an emotional meltdown. The motion picture’s most notorious scene included the blonde sensation posing over a subway tram grating in a white dress with breeze exploding her skirt and uncovering her legs. The dress was intricately created by designer William Travilla and included a strap top bodice and also a creased skirt–a well-known style for the 1950s. Many celebrities have tried to recreate this look but its safe to say Marulyn will always own it. Today, it remains seemingly the most famous dress in silver screen history.
Audrey Hepburn – That black dress…
We associate Hepburn with 2 things when it comes to style; the black dress and the pearl necklace. She was a huge style icon and still is today. At the height of her career she traveled to Paris and formed a lifelong friendship and super-fashion alliance with Hubert de Givenchy. From that day on, Givenchy was the exclusive designer of Hepburn’s clothing – both on and off the screen enabling her to maintain her completely groundbreaking and unique style.
Today we associate Hepburn with the short “fringe” haircuts, trench coats, Capri pants, simplistic, clean cut clothing, her LBD (Little Black Dress), and ballet flats. And it’s the black dress were most interested in. The most iconic and influential Hepburn/Givenchy outfits is feature in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So many funny little accessories became trends because of this film such as sunglasses, bangles, pearls, sleeveless, reintroducing the black cocktail dress. Even if you haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s then you’ll still know the background of the dress.
Grease – Sandra Dee
Despite the fact that her smooth dark pantsuit in the last scene of the film is the outfit which sticks in everyone’s head when it comes to remembering Grease and Sandy, at the time of the films release some thought that it was outrageously alluring, but nothing exemplifies exemplary Americana more than Olivia Newton John’s prom dress in Grease (1978). Despite everything it transports us to a period when American young ladies wore letter sweaters, necked in the back of cars, and wedded their secondary school sweethearts. The dress is almost the symbol of a decade and the symbol of youth.
Julia Robberts – Pretty Woman
Now most people remember the dress from when Julia played the hollywood hooker at the start of the film keeping it on for a large duration of the first half of the film. The most sentimental scene in Pretty Woman (1990) is not when Julia Roberts’ character, Vivian Ward, first kisses the nonchalant Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere, it’s the moment at which she seems changed, Cinderella style, in a rich red dress. The completing touch? A jewel and-ruby accessory – simply beautiful and a piece of cinematic history.
Sometimes, a film comes a long that captures a generation and freezes them in place for years to come – they surpass decades, era’s, and the generation in question to become iconic symbols of a time gone by. Sometimes, a dress comes a long that surpasses a film, and in these cases at least, it’s very hard to decipher whether or not the film featuring the dress is less or more iconic than the dress being displayed on the screen. it’s safe to say neither will be forgotten any time soon – time less classics come by but once in a blue moon. Luckily, you’ve just witnessed four of them.