When it comes to finding fashion inspiration, films are one of the first places I turn too. As much as I love creating fashion photography for my work, for me there is something so special in watching the outfits comes to life on screen and seeing how they help depict the characters. I love looking at fashion throughout history and watching films is a great way to do that. Here is a list of six films I love for their fashion and style…
The beautiful Audrey Hepburn plays the character of Holly Golightly, a New York escort and socialite. The opening scene of the film starts with Audrey strolling past Tiffany’s wearing a chic LBD and pearl necklace and has been a major style influence ever since.
This film tells the story of aristocrat Georgiana Cavandish, Duchess of Devenshire, played by Keira Knightly. Considered a style icon of her time Georgina was well know for her extravagant parties, beauty and fashion sense however her life was shadowed in sadness and heartbreak. Her embellished dresses and luxurious jewellery & hats are an inspiration to anyone who loves period costume.
Telling the story of France’s indulgent queen who lived a life of luxury in her palaces full of dresses, shoe and cake (“Let them eat cake”) while her people lived in poverty and starvation in Paris. This movie is as much about history as it is about the beautiful fashions of the times and shows incredible costume dresses, hats, shoes and jewellery.
If you love 90’s inspired fashion then this is the film for you. There is denim, tartan, knee-high socks and mini backpacks galore. The young Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash totally rock their roles as rich, air head teenagers loving life in their American high school.
Shane Meadow’s independent film is set in 1980’s northern Britain and follows a group of young skinheads finding their place in the world in the aftermath of The Falklands war. The film has a stylish-retro edge showing the subcultures defining style of shaved heads, Dr. Martins and Fred Perry polo shirts – I love it!
In true Baz Luhrmann style this movie is spectacular, colorful and elaborate. If you love the beautiful dresses of the roaring twenties then you will love this movie filled with flapper dresses, sequins, feathers and sparkle. Costumes were designed specially by Miuccia Prada and are amazing.