Influenced: Flashdance, 80’s Fashion
Jan20

Influenced: Flashdance, 80’s Fashion

The clothes of a movie can—and have—influence everyday dress codes the moment they are released. The look of Flashdance (1983) is definitely an iconic look of the 80’s and I don’t think I would be wrong if I said that this movie is the reason for legwarmers, leggings, leotards, and most of all, the cutoff off-the-shoulder sweatshirt being the look of that decade. But Flashdance’s costume designer Michael Kaplan did not create this...

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Inspired by: The Birds, Michael Kors
Jan18

Inspired by: The Birds, Michael Kors

Everyone seems to be going Mad Men for the fifties and sixties lately, Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton collection and Miuccia Prada’s were among my favorites this past Fall. But back in 2008, even though Mad Men might have been on Michael Kors’ mind when he designed his ready-to-wear collection, it was from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) where he got most of his inspiration. The Birds‘s costume designer Edith Head’s biggest...

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Inspired by: My Fair Lady, Ralph Lauren
Jan05

Inspired by: My Fair Lady, Ralph Lauren

I love, love, love My Fair Lady, so it’s only fitting that it should be my first post. It’s one of my favorite Hollywood musicals of all time not only because the Edwardian costumes and scenery are beautiful to look at – thanks to the brilliance of Cecil Beaton, who won Oscars for both the costume design and the production design for this film – but also for its witty dialogue, delicious lyrics and satiric humor – the result of one of...

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