Clueless and Our Collective Unconscious
Apr11

Clueless and Our Collective Unconscious

It’s surprising how Clueless wasn’t mentioned in the reviews post the release of Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu’s 2010 Pre-Fall Collection. I live for watching movies and runway shows and spotting similarities, and Fashionista did eventually point out a Clueless reference in Miu Miu’s yellow plaid number à la Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone), but seeing as this is my favorite movie and having all of the...

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Inspired by: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lanvin
Mar21

Inspired by: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lanvin

I’m not sure whether or not Lucas Ossendrijver named David Bowie’s classic fedora from the film The Man Who Fell to Earth as inspiration for Lanvin’s Fall 2011 Menswear Collection, but it’s easy to see why Tim Blanks had this to say about this collection, “What stood out was how covered up the models were in their layers. Some wore fedoras mysteriously pulled low over one eye (another of this week’s...

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The Great Gatsby
Nov15

The Great Gatsby

One of the highlights of 2013, as far as costumes are concerned, is certainly the Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the Jazz Era classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Catherine Martin won an Academy Award for best Costume Design as well as for best Production Design. With hundreds of extras to dress for this extravagant mega production, Martin collaborated with Miuccia Prada for some of the women’s costumes as...

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Inspired by: Star Wars, Triton 2015
Nov08

Inspired by: Star Wars, Triton 2015

Welcome back to Dressed Cinema! Finally after four years, I’m back and with a new look. I hope you enjoy it. My first post back features Triton and Star Wars. I was in Brazil during São Paulo Fashion Week and saw this little gem. For all of you Star Wars fans, Triton’s Fall/Winter 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection drew inspiration from all of your favorite characters.     Screencaps Courtesy...

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Inspired by: Days of Heaven, Rodarte
May29

Inspired by: Days of Heaven, Rodarte

This past February, the Mulleavy sisters presented their Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week, for which they were inspired by Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978) and the American Plains. Kate and Laura always seem to rely on films and landscapes for inspiration, and Days of Heaven is the perfect film for that because its visual beauty is quite stunning. I’ve featured them before with their S2009RTW collection, which was...

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Inspired by: Jean Paul Gaultier, James Bond
Feb19

Inspired by: Jean Paul Gaultier, James Bond

His name is Bond, James Bond. The tuxedoed agent 007 has been the ultimate role model for men’s fashion for more than 4 decades, with 6 different actors and 23 films. Jean Paul Gaultier has once again been inspired by what he’s seen on the silver screen. This time it was for his Fall 2011 Menswear Collection, which he presented last month. There were tuxedoes, guns, champagne, wetsuits, high-tech looking vests, and gadgety sunglasses...

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