Spotted: Casablanca, The Trench Coat for Spring 2011
Mar12

Spotted: Casablanca, The Trench Coat for Spring 2011

In 1942, the world saw for the first time what would become one of the most classic images in film history: Casablanca’s final foggy airport sequence featuring Humphrey Bogart wearing a trench coat, collar up, with a snap-brim fedora pulled low. Bogart was dressed by Orry-Kelly in this Academy Award winning film (Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing Screenplay). Back then, the trench coat was mainly worn as an army...

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Influenced: Annie Hall, Menswear for Women in 2011 Spring RTW Collections
Mar08

Influenced: Annie Hall, Menswear for Women in 2011 Spring RTW Collections

The standout trends this Spring are pants, suits, and menswear inspired looks. Women have always been influenced by what they see on the big screen, but I think it’s safe to say that in this case, film fashion was definitely the original stimulator for what made these looks normal today. It was unheard of for women to wear anything other than skirts until the 1930s when actresses Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn made menswear...

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