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01 March 2014

Who Needs a Red Carpet? Legendary Looks from ON the Screen

Tomorrow night as the "stars" stroll,stop and smile down the Red Carpet en route to their seats at the 86th Annual Academy Awards I will be wearing Valentino, my jewelry will by Cartier of course, my shoes...well, those will be my very best bunny slippers! 

 If you are planning to watch the  Academy Awards at home then most likely you will be in your bunny slippers as well and chances are you don't really care about Best Editing... you know why we are watching!!  No matter how much of a movie fan you are, you have to admit that the award shows have become less and less of an event in recent years, often very boring, so why do we watch???? The clothes! The Jewelry! Then we flip the channel or head off to bed!

For me,however, the real connection between style and celluloid happens 
ON the screen not on the carpet. 

Funny Face
 The influence that film has had on our fashion style cannot be ignored.  Classic and cutting edge looks come from not only the runway but also perhaps more subtly from the screen. A single dress or outfit have become the star or the scene stealer of many a movie- the clothes very often being the most memorable part of the film and there are of course the true film fashion icons whose style changed how women dressed forever.

A single dress or outfit have become the star or the scene stealer of many a movie with the clothes very often being the most memorable part of the film. White dresses seem to come to mind a lot-Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch, Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the iciest white of Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.  The influence that film,even a bad film, has had on fashion is very real...film icons were made often by what they wore and the fashion world has cashed in on the "look" that many film characters made essential dressing-adding up to real business as the store racks would be filled with copy-cat creations.

Annie Hall
  Hollywood has very often driven the direction of Amercian fashion-think Annie Hall's (1977) men's wear look, Madonna style in Desperately Seeking Susan(1985), leggings and baggy sweatshirts from Flashdance (1983),  Love Story (1970) helped the preppy College look and heaven help us the white leisure suit from Saturday Night Fever(1977).

Rear Window
The Thomas Crown Affair

 Of course we love to see how the stars are styled, but is what they are wearing as memorable as what Edith Head designed for Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief or Givenchy's looks for Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina or How to Steal a Million or Funny Face

Funny Face

 Come visit Applause! and celebrate Oscar night with a look at some of the best cinema couture along with favorite films that are all about the clothes! Pop some popcorn, grab your ballot, circle your winners and Come add a few fashionable films to your Netflix queue.