Friday, September 11, 2009

TCM's Top 15 Fashion Films

September 8th, TCM announced their favorite fashion forward films. I felt I had to share. Everyday they put out a new list of some sort. I'll be checking in frequently.

Listed in chronological order. Comments by stylelist.


1. Pandora's Box (1929): Louise Brooks' sleek black bob and half-naked beaded gowns.
2. Letty Lynton (1932): Joan Crawford and designer Adrian, a match made in fashion heaven.
3. It Happened One Night (1934): Bare-chested Clark Gable led men stopped buying undershirts.
4. Pat and Mike (1952): Katharine Hepburn cements her liberating, gender-bending - image.


5. Rear Window (1954): Grace Kelly plus Edith Head equals fashion magic.
6. Rebel Without a Cause (1955): James Dean, T-shirt, red jacket. Trouble. And we loved it.
7. And God Created Woman. . . (1956): Brigitte Bardot's turns bikini into international sensation.
8. Auntie Mame (1958): Rosalind Russell's Mame Dennis lives and breathes fashion.


9. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): Audrey Hepburn's little black dress becomes crown jewel in any woman's wardrobe.
10. Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Faye Dunaway in printed scarves, pencil skirts, knitted sweaters and bias-cut dresses. Perfection.
11. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968): Steve McQueen in sexy tailored suits.
12. Shaft (1971): Three-quarter-length leather jackets and leather pants combined with turtlenecks made Richard Roundtree a fashion icon.


13. Annie Hall (1977): Diane Keaton's mismatched menswear sent women running to the neighborhood thrift shop.
14. Saturday Night Fever (1977): John Travolta in his white disco suit. Enough said.
15. Flashdance (1983): A sweatshirt fashion craze was born.

1 comment:

  1. I soo love this list + am crazy happy to have found it through you! So many favorites here {sidenote: remember when we were obsessed with that Medusa movie? with the sockpuppets?}.