Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Style Inspiration from the Big Screen

My husband and I are extremely avid movie-goers, ( I am talking 3 movies in 1 weekend) so it is no surprise to me that I find so much fashion inspiration from not only the movies we attend on our regular Friday night dates, but even the old movies that we tuck away in the back of our TV consoles.  Over the past couple of years I have began to collect old movies from Gone With the Wind to Scarface.  I love them all, and you can find a little piece of style in every movie.
Here are a few of my favorites!
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes got all the women asking
 for diamonds galore from their gents
(Photo Courtesy of wikimedia.org)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface is stunning in this scarlet dress
(Photo Courtesy of sodahead.com)

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face brought us the black cigarette pants
 with black turtlenecks, who would've thought?
(Photo Courtesy of screenrush.co.uk)
Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl lets her inner animal out
(Photo Courtesy of retrokimmer.com)
Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof shows white lingerie
is sexy with her cropped brunette curls, delish!
(Photo Courtesy of democraticunderground.com)


Collette Osuna said...

I agree dollie....fashion is everywhere.....and these are great movies to spot it in..have a super fab day:)
LOVE the Streisand look..

Anonymous said...

Great choices. I'm also a cinemaphile and love the attention many movies give to fashion.

Erin (penny. LA) said...

Yay, a new entry! (I love your blog.)

There is so much wonderful fashion in older movies. Perhaps because they didn't try so hard?

My husband would love having you around! He LOVES goes to the theaters, but I, on the other hand, will only go if it's something I really, really want to see.

Have you seen Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore? LOVE the fashion in that. <3 Classic.

Ashley said...

Classic movies, classic fashion! There's so much one can learn from viewing things of the past. Like you mentioned, who would of thought that Audrey's uniform of black pants and turtlenecks in Funny Face would have become so influential for generations to come?

Diana said...

this is so true - old movies are full of fashion inspiration i need to watch more :) i love gone with the wind and alwwwayyyys watch it when its on tv


TOPCOAT said...

I took a course in film just to get access to the school's huge film library.. I would take out 2-4 films per week! Audrey in Funny Face is one of my favorite all time movie looks.. I don't know why, but she just looked incredible, with such amazing styling!
Lovely post! xx