Before the internet, people looked to films for their sartorial inspiration and for some Hollywood actresses on-screen style can be as much a part of their role as acting.
At times the costumes are more memorable than the characters themselves. Everyone recognises the shot of Marilyn’s white dress, but most people don’t know it’s taken from the film The Seven Year Itch.
From Holly Golightly to Margot Tenenbaum, these are five of film’s most iconic fashion moments:
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Arguably the most stylish film in Hollywood history, Breakfast at Tiffany’s sees Audrey showcasing beautiful Givenchy pieces throughout. The most iconic of all being the black dress worn in the opening shots, which sparked a love affair with the LBD that still exists today.
Diane Keaton in Annie Hall
Diane Keaton is the queen of boyfriend chic in this 1977 Woody Allen classic. The baggy trousers and fedora hats featured in the film sparked a huge trend in androgynous dressing and many items worn in the film actually came from Diane’s own wardrobe.
Madonna in Desperately seeking Susan
After this movie’s release, Madonna’s thrift store look became the signature style of the 80’s – bold colours, leggings, mesh cropped tops, stacks of bangles and necklaces. The thrift store where Susan goes shopping actually exists and can be found in New York
Kate Hudson in Almost Famous
Kate’s 1970’s inspired wardrobe made everyone want to run away and become a groupie. Penny Lane’s fur jacket, crop tops, floppy hats, tassels, waist coats and platforms continue to be copied. The 70’s hippy look remains the preferred look for festivals year after year.
Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums
For this 2001 film Wes Anderson made sure all the clothes were from the 70’s, but after the release of the film fur coats, barrettes and sleek bobs became the look du jour thanks to Gwyneth’s role as Margot Tenenbaum.