Grace Kelly

The dresses Grace Kelly wore in the Hitchcock thriller, Rear Window (1957), were simply amazing! Her wardrobe was created by the prestigious designer Edith Head, the main dressmaker for Paramount Pictures in the 1930s.  Guess what? You can have your very own replica from PinkPurr on Etsy for only $495.00.  A bit pricey but looking like Grace may be worth it.

funny face

Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face (1957) – Beauty, charm, style – her dance moves were out of this world!  Note the great Bass loafer that became popular after she strutted across the stage.  You can still find these timeless Bass Wayfarer Loafers  today!

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando, The Wild One (1954) –  In 1954 his motorcycle jacket was once synonymous with major danger. Today he’s just cool. Find a great Brando Jacket at Angel Jackets for $189!


Desparately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) –  A classic!  I laugh out loud every time I see this picture of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone and Rosanna Arquette.   It’s hard to find their bras (too bad) but you can order a cool DSS-inspired jacket from  Three Muses Clothing! As for an update on their glam necklaces try this Sweet as Cotton Candy Necklace from  Modcloth it’s got a nice color vibe to go with your green socks!  

Glam Necklace Modcloth


Annie Hall

Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall (1977) knew how to rock gentleman chic in her menswear-inspired look.  The Annie Hall signature baggy pants, men’s vests, ties and bowlers changed the way women thought about menswear.  The look still works today. Start with a modern day women’s necktie – under $5.00 on Amazon.






In 1995 Clueless gave us a clever parody of Jane Austen’s Emma written 1815 and poked fun at Hollywood’s teen films.   The fashions of Cher, Dee, and Tai remain influential even today – think knee socks with mini skirts or shorts.  Every few years the Beverly Hills prep look shows up somewhere!


Rachel Blade Runner

Fashion, like science fiction, is often best when futuristic.  Every once in a blue moon you get movie fashion that changes the course of trends in a big and lasting way.  Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott is one of the most original and mind-bending movies ever made.  It is one of my favorite flicks of all time.  For a look influenced by Rachael, head to awesome Etsy shop Little Iowa Vintage for this Blade Runner Suede Motorcycle Dress!  And the Norma Kamali little number below has a distinct Blade Runner (with sugar) feel to it.  Love that!


Great films, great fashion!  Tell us what your fave is!  Ciao Bella!

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3 Responses to Iconic Movie Fashion

  1. Aubrie says:

    Yay!! Love this post. Especially the Rachel inspired dress.

  2. This is a post I can really get into! I LOVE the Grace Kelly dress, and dresses from the 1950s and 1960s still appeal to me today. I am just sitting, waiting patiently (not really patiently!) for the day that look comes back into vogue full-swing. It just had a high femininity about it that couldn’t be surpassed. I don’t know if many young people today understand just how beautiful a look like this made a woman both look AND feel.

    I have to admit I was a bit of a slave to the “Desperately Seeking Susan” look back in the 80s. After-hours only, of course, but still…it was a lot of fun! I loved the fashion in “Clueless”, too. Cher’s hat with that suit is just to die for!!! I even tried the “Annie Hall” look for a while, although it didn’t go over well because I was already boyishly flat-chested!!! 🙂

    Fun post! Lots of good memories!

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