Hi everyone, it’s Emily!
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
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.
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
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!
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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