Could a film be a fashion trend-setter? Cinema is an important part of culture and throughout the vibrant history of cinematography there have been a few films that changed the course of fashion and created movements around them. Not every film is able to do this, but once in a while a film and a particular film character will come along that would trigger something in a society for people to want to dress like and aspire to be them.
So let’s have a look at the top seven films which have influenced fashion over the years. Hope you will enjoy the article and choose one film for your movie night.
“Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
And we will start from the absolutely icon classic movie with stunning Audrey Hepburn in a “Breakfast At Tiffany’s. So much about this film influenced fashion. Almost every aesthetic element of Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s launched trends. The blonde streaked hair, the blue jeans and grey sweater look, the beige trench coat and over sized glasses, and of course the dresses.
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
James Dean Character whom wore leather jacket over a white t-shirt and jeans made a huge fashion statement for teenagers. In all fairness, Marlon Brando was actually the first actor to wear such an ensemble as a motorcyclist in the film The Wild One, which was made two years before Rebel Without A Cause. However, it was Dean who made this look popular amongst young adults. In the film, Dean’s Jim Stark is the rebel and the outcast in his new high school. Thanks to his character to be rebel became cool and the fashion of the jacket, t-shirt and jeans became a symbol of what you were or were trying to be.
The Seven-Year Itch
The most popular Hollywood platinum blonde, Marilyn Monroe with sleepy cat-eyes, ruby red lips, and platinum hair made new beauty standard. The scene with the white dress on the subway grate has launched a thousand looks.
The fashion in Annie Hall broke down the barriers between male and female clothing that had previously stood. Instead of sticking to the usual protocol of the female being chased after in a film as being feminine and dressing in skirts and dresses, Diane Keaton’s wardrobe consisted largely of men’s clothing such as slacks, suspenders, ties and business shirts.
Cher and Dionne’s schoolgirl outfits are so fancy that still making headlines today. This movie brought us crop tops layered over floaty shirts, flirty plaid skirts, and over the knee socks. It sounds so familiar, doesn’t it?
Yes, you maybe surprised, but the Matrix is a real trendsetter. Black nylon trench coats, tactical belts, and chest rigs and tiny sunglasses – it’s all about the Matrix style. High fashion designers use that elements a lot in their collection. Let’s take a look for a few of them.
The gangster’s movie popularity would of course have people inspired to dress a certain way seeing the respect it demands on screen. Three-piece suits became a high fashion statement that men everywhere wanted to embrace.