Fashion trends aren’t just set, they are infused into the society. People are shown what it looks like, given a little taste of it and then launched with the ever-increasing demand. They have larger than life characters playing these roles in iconic movies that determine the ultimate fate of a certain trend/designer.
These styles have filtered down through generations and still stuck around.
Here is a list of top favorites:
1.Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): Audrey Hepburn’s little black Givenchy dress with the pearls and gloves created her an irreplaceable place as a fashion icon, and it’s a look that still translates to this day.
Words fall short to describe what Audrey Hepburn has done for fashion but have a look at this movie and you’ll know what it takes to be a fashion icon.
2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006): Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep the mega superstars wore only the best of the best in the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling book. Chanel, Fendi and of course, Prada, not to mention cameos from designers like Valentino.
3. Gone With The Wind (1939): This classic captured the height of southern glamour with impeccably tailored suits and lavish gowns.
4. Sex And The City (2008): 4 ladies 4 lives and a million labels to chose from. They transformed New York for us with the high-end designers they brought to life.
Bringing back Patricia Field, who styled the television show, for the film was the best decision the producers could have made. With fashion from the biggest designers, she brought the four ladies into the present.
5. Clueless (1995): Don’t get fooled by the name, apart from the storyline this movie gave us major outfit goals. For a million dress ups to come, we’ll be a character from this movie. Clueless was one of the defining films of the 90s that both showcased and inspired some of the decade’s biggest trends like baggy pants, slip dresses, mini skirts, and over-the-knee socks
6. The September Issue (2009): To quote André Leon Talley, we were in “a famine of beauty” when this behind-the-scenes film came out.
From the photoshoots to runway shows, it was absolutely packed with fashion.
7. Flashdance (1983): An oversized sweatshirt is a trend that will never die. To this day its been worn and that is what Flashdance gave us. A sweatshirt with the cut neck casually slouched to reveal one shoulder took an everyday item and elevated it to create a fashion craze by Jennifer Beals.
8. A Hard Day’s Night (1964): Legends is what comes to my mind when I think of a band so great, they not only changed music but also defined a new fashion era. The Beatles’ well-tailored suits and sportswear and their mop-top haircuts truly became their signature in this flick released at the height of Beatlemania.
9. The Godfather (1972): The gangsters of this mob classic weren’t cartoonish in their style, but showed their wealth and sophistication. Michael Corleone’s (Al Pacino) wardrobe evolves and changes as he himself transforms before the audience’s eyes.
10. Grease (1978): The poodle skirts, the personalized leather jackets, Sandy’s (Olivia Newton-John) skintight pants — this movie musical had so many major fashion moments it’s hard to keep track. It looks as amazing today as it did then
BY LAKSHYA LAW | DKODING MEDIA