Do you consider yourself a movie fan? Do you like the world of Fashion?
The most iconic outfits in the history of film can claim the famous bodies of the greatest Hollywood actors. We will recognize a Movie from everywhere, just from these outfits. From Hepburn’s black dress and pearls to Dorothy’s red slippers to Cher Horowitz’s Preppy yellow Tartan, these are the most iconic outfits actors wore in retro movies.
Audrey Hepburn LBD
The 1961 breakfast at Tiffany’s is sensational for a number of reasons, and not all of them are positive. But one item that has stood the test of time is Hepburn’s little black dress.
Hepburn, an embodiment of stylish Paris-inspired fashion, combined the dress with opera gloves, sunglasses, a Chunky pearl and diamond chain, a tiara, and, of course, coffee and a Croissant. The dress was designed by Givenchy and is considered the beginning of the trend for the LDB (or “little black dress”), which became a popular style in the 60s.
Marilyn Monroe’s white dress
When you think of blonde boomshell Marilyn Monroe, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is this white dress. The Halter cocktail number, which sold at auction for a million in 2001, was featured in “The Seven Year Itch” in 1955 and was designed by costume designer William Travilla.
As Monroe stood on top of a grate in New York, the air below lifted her dress, creating the iconic scene we all know and love. The dress was an authentic retro-style piece; knee-length dresses with voluminous skirts were popular in the 50s, and Marilyn herself was considered a real fashion icon of the decade.
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Diane Keaton becomes androgynous
Annie Hall from 1977 may no longer be considered the classic it used to be, but Diane Keaton’s costumes as the title character launched a new trend for 70s Fashion, adopting the androgynous style, swapping skirts and dresses for trousers, hats, and ties.
Most of the clothes worn in the Film belonged to Keaton himself, dressing the character in styles borrowed from men. Keaton even stated in an interview that she was wearing what cool-looking women […] from Soho at the time.
Olivia Newton-John goes to the dark side
So figured that the actress had to be sewn before filming, this leather suit with red mules and weightless hair is the highlight of 1978’s ‘Grease’.
Costume designer Albert Wolsky created the Look as a complete 180 change of Sandy’s character for the rest of the film. The pants themselves, which were a separate part of the shirt, were also Vintage; they were made of 30-year-old shark skin and were so tight that he could barely dance in them!
Rita Moreno brings us America
West Side Story might have a new iteration this Christmas, but the Original, in particular, offers an awesome outfit.
Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her performance as Anita in this 1961 film, wore a purple dress in the very traditional style of the 1950s, but with a lot of skirts for the dramatic dance hall sequence. The Film is considered one of the best pieces of Musical film ever created, and the dress designed by Irene Sharaff is one of its most iconic components.
Queen of the night
Perhaps the most famous outfit from this popular movie of the 90s is the “Queen of the Night” outfit from Houston. It combines Science Fiction and pop star Fashion in a real relic of the 1990s. With a metallic bustier, a chain skirt, thigh-high leather boots, a metallic headdress, and a hands-free microphone, this is an outfit that you may have seen Britney in her heyday. The outfit designed by costume designer Susan Nininger plays a key role in the story of the film and was recently sold at auction for a five-figure amount.
Back to Oz
Perhaps the most famous movie costume ever created, Judy Garland’s sapphire plaid dress, youthful braids, and, of course, sparkling red slippers are an integral part of retro filmy fashion.
In 1939, the Film was a piece of technical magic, from the sweet Technicolor of Oz to the set design, and beautiful music, which is still popular today. People always dress up like Dorothy for Halloween! One pair of Ruby slippers was designed by MGM’s wardrobe department and is in the National Museum of American History, and another pair for about a million.