5 of My Favorite Movies with Iconic Fashion | Fashion in Film


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Whether you’re looking for some outfit inspo via the big screen or simply want to study up on some great style in cinema, I’d like to share 5 of my favorite movies with iconic fashion. 

So let’s get started!

Sex and the City  

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Say what you will about the film, but the fashion in Sex and the City is one of my personal favorites. It’s just plain fun. Some people say the fashion was a mess, but what costume designer Patricia Field did was definitely a risk, and that risk created a moment. Field, who styled the television show, also styled the film. With fashion from the biggest designers, she brought the four ladies into the present. I mean Carrie Bradshaw wore a bird on her head for the wedding, which was a very memorable moment, and her Vivienne Westwood wedding gown was spectacular. 

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
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It is near impossible to talk about iconic fashion in film without mentioning Audrey Hepburn’s most famous onscreen moment, as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Her black sheath dress custom made by Hubert de Givenchy for the film is as legendary as Audrey Hepburn herself. The look was topped off with diamonds, elbow-length velvet gloves and oversized sunglasses. The look is instantly recognized and often imitated. I don’t know about you guys but, I’ve heard of quite a few costume parties with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme, and the look is still gorgeous today. 
The Great Gatsby 
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This ultra glitzy 2013 cinematic adaptation of the 1920s novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald incorporated the likes of Prada and Miu Miu. Costumer Catherine Martin was the mind behind outfitting the cast with very opulent looks. The results were a visual treat. I really love this movie because it illustrated 1920s’ legendary glamour through a contemporary point of view with beading and embroidery galore.
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By the early '20s, just about any silhouette--from a bias cut slip to a strapless dress had all been invented, as well as one shouldered looks, beading, embroidering, harem pants, feathered skirts, halter necks, v-necks. We typically think of the 1920s as just shift dresses with beading, embroidery, and fringe, but in reality the silhouettes were incredibly varied and had all kinds of influences. I think we really see that in this movie. 

Devil Wears Prada 

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It’s one of the most enduring representations of fashion journalism in modern memory. I love the blend of superstars Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in the big screen adaptation of the best-selling book. They wore the best of the best from Chanel, Fendi and of course, Prada, not to mention cameos from designers like Valentino. It’s a must watch if you love fashion. I personally love how the looks are very timeless - lot’s of neutral colors but beautiful silhouettes, and I especially love the pearls!

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Crazy Rich Asians 
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Crazy Rich Asians was the story of some of Asia's wealthiest families and their lavish lifestyles. This blockbuster features major couture moments from a star-studded cast—from the Swarovski-encrusted wedding dress worn by fictitious bride Araminta Lee, to the vintage looks donned by Asia's most stylish woman, Astrid Leong (played by Gemma Chan). There was very high-calibre fashion in the movie. 
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For example, the wedding dress that Araminta wears is actually a sheer jumpsuit with thousands of Swarovski crystals on it. The skirt on top of it has a dancer feel. There is a row of marabou, which is feather trimming, that’s dyed to match the dress that’s on the first row of the skirt. It goes all the way down into the feet, because costume designer May Vogt said she had to be barefoot because the floor was too slippery to walk on in heels.”

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