Let’s admit that for ages most of our fashion inspiration has been originating from movies. From college goers to adults, men or women, chic clothing, trendy hairdo to bikes or even goatees, films are the ultimate source of setting popular fashion trends among all. Hollywood and Bollywood have been the dominant source of fashion inspiration till date, with Hollywood movies having a far reaching impact.
From Marilyn Monroe’s look in the “Seven Year Itch” from Hollywood to the funky and casual T-Shirt and Patiala look by Kareena Kapoor in “Jab We Met” from Bollywood, it’s a never ending fashionable journey that keeps inspiring us commoners. So, let’s take quick trip down the memory lane and reminiscence the movies that started iconic fashion trends..
Seven Year Itch
It was the white halter neck costume that became an instant rage, flaunted by none other than the ultimate fashion diva Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Seven Year Itch”. While no one can deny the way the iconic glam girl carried it in the film and gave it that sexy touch in her own way, the saucy dress set an immediate craze among the fashionistas which will perhaps be a trend for generations to go!
And, the Anarkali saga goes on.. Every Indian damsel with just a handful of exceptions seem to be smitten with this eternal fashion trend that has been existent since ages. We first noticed this sported by the mesmerizing beauty Madhubala in the iconic movie “Mughal-E-Azam” followed by many leading actresses since then. It highlights just the right curves of your body and makes you appear slim and tall in a jiffy. Post its comeback, today it is one of the most desirable styles among all ages in India.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Who better than Audrey Hepburn could have made this style a fashion mania? Popularly known as the LBD (little black dress) in the recent times, her attire from the classic movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is one of the staple dress in most woman’s wardrobe even today.
Bobby print or the famous polka dots as we may say, became a rage among all the youngsters in the 70s. Those dots evolved even better on those racy ensembles sported by the hot Dimple Kapadia in the movie “Bobby” which still sets the fashion scene on fireon and off.
Fashion was its best with Alicia Silverstone flaunting those uber-sexy mini-skirts in checks in the movie “Clueless”. The plaid skirt suits were the mantra of every teenager in the 90’s and we so loved them that they still keep making a comeback intermittently. Whether that knee –length stockings paired with the minis or that Calvin Klein ivory mini attire, they were simply robbed off the shelves by the fashionistas.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Bell-bottoms or better known as the wide legged pants these days, earned its fame from the movie “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” sported by the sensual diva of her times Zeenat Aman. This was the fashion theme for the movie, and not just the film but even the fashion became an instant hit among the youngsters. It still contributes to making a fashion statement even in the present day, and will only get its charm back with the latest release “Main Aur Charles”.
The Devil Wears Prada
So, it’s not just about the ensembles but an entire movie can be made on just shoes! But we must say that we simply loved the iconic movie based on the best-seller for mainly due to its fashion statement with some really cool and classy shoes. Ann Hathway along with Meryl Streep simply exploited the luxury brands Fendi and Chanel, including the quintessential Prada, and we so envy them!