It is my honor to participate in this lovely blogging event (“Fashion in Film Blogathon”), hosted by Angela at The Hollywood Revue. Be sure to check out her blog to read more contributions!
These are moments when I saw what was on the screen and totally wished that were me looking all elegant, sophisticated or just downright put together in a fashion ensemble. What I have assembled is a bit of a hodgey-podgey collection of clothing that I find either absolutely fabulous but in all likelihood would not wear, for a variety of reasons to fashions I can easily see myself slipping into.
AUDREY HEPBURN Funny Face
So many fashion moments from her but alas I will just pick one. But I love the lithe, youthful vibe I get from her attire in this film.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY Atonement
Definitely not meant for fuller figures but this dress is stunning.
GRACE KELLY Rear Window
I love her style – classic, sophisticated personified. That is all …
DREW BARRYMORE Music & Lyrics
Granted the film is not up there with other screen gems (I did like it though), but I love Drew’s style in this film (and in life).
AMANDA BYNES What a Girl Wants
To add this one to the list is to admit I have seen the film – more than once 🙂 In spite of the cheesiness of the film, I must give all dap to the costume designer. From the elegant frocks to the lovely relaxed, vintage (I SO still want that sarong), there is no denying that these are some well put together ensembles.
Well these are some of my personal faves – what are yours?
The Gal Herself says
Grace in Rear Window! That’s one of my all-time favorite fashion movies. I love the selections you included and the celadon suit with the white blouse she wears, too.
My personal favorite single outfit is Natalie Wood in white at the end of Splendor in the Grass. The scene is so sad, because she’s leaving her past behind. But the white ensemble reminds us that she’s ready for a fresh new start and her own future.
Here’s my Fashion in Film entry: http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2013/03/fashion-in-film-blogathon_27.html
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Oh that was lovely! (Natalie Wood’s Splendor in the Grass).
From a guy’s perspective. I believe one of the great unsung fashion pallets given short shrift would be Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’.
To see Mr. McQueen buffed and polished in deftly tailored Saville Row is unique in itself. And well worth seeking out.
While Ms. Dunaway’s choices of attire were clean, elegant (Especially her variety of hats, which are near anathema today) and always alluring.
Just my two cents.
PS: I’ve a guest post over at FlixChatter if you have a few free moments.
I have not seen that movie (believe it or not). But thank again for your contribution! You are a font of information.
Saw your post I will try to get to comment ASAP!
Lovely choices. That green dress of Kiera Knightley is truly unforgettable. My favorite Audrey wardrobe is the one she wore in “Two For the Road” – that made an enormous impression on me.
I really like that one also. The fashion of the 1960s was pretty awesome!
Jessica Pickens (@HollywoodComet) says
Yes! That green dress from Atonement is one of my favorites! I want it so bad.
I also love all of the clothing in Rear Window. Great highlights!
🙂 thanks for your comment!
Excellent choices! I’ve never seen Atonement, but I adore that gown Kiera Knightley wears. It’s absolutely divine. And I always love Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn’s styles.
As for my favorite costume, it’s hard to pick just one, but I’m going to go with the black and white dress Grace Kelly wears in Rear Window. One day, I’d really love to have a copy made of it or make one myself. I don’t know where I’d wear it, but it would be fun just to have a copy of it 🙂
Thank you so much for joining in my blogathon!
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Thanks for letting me take part Angela! Fashion is something we always talk about and pay attention to in films so I was glad to be able to also highlight some of the more subtle (modern) clothing ensembles that have been put together on film.
R.A. Kerr says
These are all gorgeous. I would not have thought of combining a sarong with jeans, but it’s a great look. Thanks for sharing!
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You are very welcome!
Lovely! I love Knightley’s green dress. My personal fave are Hepburn’s definitely, haven’t seen all of her films but I love them all so far. The Romantics have fabulous clothes and I also love ’50s dresses like in The Help & My Week With Marilyn.
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Audrey was class epitomized.
The Lady Eve says
Great idea for the “Fashion in Film” blogathon – and what fun. With Audrey I always go to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (that lbd!), but her wardrobe in “Funny Face” is second to none – and fashion on film doesn’t get better than Grace Kelly in “Rear Window.” I haven’t seen “Music & Lyrics” or “What a Girl Wants,” but like your selections.
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I love glam AND I love relaxed. especially for myself 🙂
Great choices! I prefer when audrey wears pants and sweaters onscreeen, but her dresses and night gowns are also fantastic. Diane Keaton in Annie Hall is another big influence, yet I don’t know I would dress in a more masculine way like her.
Don’t forget to red my contribution to the blogathon! 🙂
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Yeah I am not so girly but Diane Keaton in Annie Hall is a bit too masculine with me.
This is an awesome blog-a-thon! I did a Classic Hollywood fashion post on Edith Head not too long ago for Paula’s blogathon. I LOVE that green dress Keira wore in Atonement but yeah, it would not look good on me 🙁
As for more wearable clothes in contemporary movies, I like the clothes Hilary Swank wore in P.S. I Love You and also Emily Blunt in Jane Austen Book Club:
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Thanks Ruth. I LOVED that Edith Head piece you did as part of the 31 Days of Oscar 🙂
I see you like classic, clean lines in your contemporary film wardrobes 😉