Kellee from Outspoken and Freckled takes a look at the costumes of two of her favorite 1950s movies, Rear Window and Pillow Talk.
Marlene Dietrich’s costumes never failed to make a splash on screen, but her wardrobe in Shanghai Express is truly unforgettable. Head on over to The Lady Eve’s Reel Life to learn about Travis Banton and how he collaborated with Dietrich to create such memorable styles.
Speaking of Marlene Dietrich, The Best of Alexandra examines the costumes of one of my personal favorite movies, Witness For the Prosecution.
Lana Turner was another woman who never failed to turn heads. Jessica from Comet Over Hollywood tells us about Lana’s personal style and how she loved to have fun with fashion.
Bad girls also get to have a lot of fun with their wardrobes. The Nitrate Diva examines the clothes worn by some of cinema’s greatest femme fatales.
By 1967, the “Old Hollywood” system was dead and a new crop of filmmakers were coming in to shake up the system. Many of those “New Hollywood” filmmakers made movies set in the “Old Hollywood” era, and Carley of The Kitty Packard Pictorial is here to highlight some 1960s/70s-does-1930s styles.
Film Flare shines the spotlight on one of my favorite fashionable films, Federico Fellini’s 8½.
A great hat can really make a statement and nobody understood that more than Lilly Daché. Lily’s hats graced the heads of everyone from Marion Davies to Carmen Miranda. Kay from Movie Star Makeover is here to kick off the blogathon by telling us a bit about the legendary hat designer to the stars.
Sometimes, all you need to stand out on screen is a nice slip. Head on over to A Person in the Dark to take a look at some of cinema’s greatest slips.
Inspired Ground takes to Polyvore to create looks inspired by Audrey Hepburn, My Week With Marilyn, and Midnight in Paris.
Valley of the Dolls may have been one campy movie, but it did have some pretty fabulous costuming. The Gal Herself offers up some musings on Travilla’s work on this cult classic.
Louise Brooks was truly an icon of 1920s fashion, but her influence has extended far beyond the 20s. Kimberly from GlamAmor takes a look at Brooks’ most famous film, Pandora’s Box, and how it continues to set trends today.
I Luv Cinema shares some of her favorite film costumes, ranging from ones worn by Audrey Hepburn to Kiera Knightley.
Silver Screenings pays tribute to Lina Lamont and her lavish Walter Plunkett wardrobe.
It’s hard to talk about fashion and film and not talk about Marilyn Monroe and Travilla, the man responsible for some of her most iconic costumes. Dawn from Noir and Chick Flicks tells us about the story behind the infamous white halter dress from The Seven Year Itch.
Java’s Journey showcases Helen Rose’s work in The Tender Trap.
Caftan Woman ventures over to the dark side with a look at the costumes of the film noir classic Born to Kill.
Fashions of 1934 may not be one of the all-time great movies, but it is interesting for a number of reasons and Critica Retro tells us why.
When it comes to fashion, women don’t get to have all the fun. Christian from Silver Screen Modiste spotlights some of the most stylish men to grace the silver screen.
We’re just a couple of days away from the big Fashion in Film Blogathon! Are you ready?
If you’re participating, here’s how it’s going to work: On Friday and Saturday, a post will go live at about 9:00 AM Eastern for that day’s contributions. Just leave a comment with your link on that day’s post or e-mail it to me at HollywoodRevue AT gmail DOT com. Since Easter is coming up on Sunday, I know some of you might be busy this weekend. So if your post is ready before Friday, you can just e-mail your link to me or comment on this post and I’ll make sure it’s included in the post when it goes live.
So far, twenty-three amazing bloggers have signed up to participate and I think it’s safe to say we’re in for one majorly stylish blogathon! If you’d still like to participate, it’s not too late to join. Just let me know and I’ll add you to the list.
Looks like we’re in for another busy month on TCM! TCM has finally broken their long streak of making actresses the Star of the Month by giving the honor to Laurence Olivier in April.
Starting this month, every Friday night will be dedicated to a new series called Friday Night Spotlight. Each month, Robert Osborne and a different guest co-host will introduce films dealing with a particular theme. The first Friday Night Spotlight co-host is Cher, who has selected a number of movies with strong female characters, focusing on themes such as motherhood and women in the workplace each week.
If you’re a fan of TCM Underground, be sure to note that starting this month, it has been moved from Friday to Saturday nights. The 2:00 AM start time remains the same, though.
Posted in TCM
Tagged Charlie Chaplin, Cher, Doris Day, Glenn Ford, Joan Bennett, Laurence Olivier, Linda Darnell, Lon Chaney, Marlon Brando, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Carlson
If you’re like me, you often find yourself watching films and seeing tons of fashion styles you would love to wear in real life. I watch movies from so many decades and from so many different genres, if I actually did copy all the styles I like, I’d have one diverse wardrobe. But if there’s one accessory you could easily get a lot of mileage out of, it’s a beret. Berets have been a popular hat style for decades, so if you want to go for a Norma Shearer inspired look one day and a Faye Dunaway inspired look the next, a beret could easily work for both styles.
Posted in Fashion in Film, Fun Stuff
Tagged Brigitte Bardot, Carole Lombard, Faye Dunaway, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Peggy Cummins
We’re already just two weeks away from the second (not quite annual) Fashion in Film Blogathon! If you would like to join in, just let me know. There’s still plenty of time to think of a topic if you haven’t already decided!
I thought it would be fun to start the festivities a little early by taking a look at one of the most stylish films ever made: Saturday Night Fever.
I think it goes without saying that Saturday Night Fever is one of the most iconic films to come out of the 1970s. The opening credit sequence of Tony strutting through the streets of Brooklyn is one of the most famous opening credit sequences of all time. You can’t talk about disco without talking about the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. And when it comes to 1970s fashion, the first thing many people think of is the image of John Travolta in that white suit.
Happy March, everyone! Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying 31 Days of Oscars, I know I have. But we already have just a few days left of that before it’s back to the standard TCM schedule. Greer Garson will be the Star of the Month for March and her movies can be seen every Monday night this month. TCM will also be shining the spotlight on director Roberto Rossellini every Friday night in March. Now, let’s take a look at the rest of the schedule:
Posted in TCM, Uncategorized
Tagged Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Edward Everett Horton, Greer Garson, Joel Grey, John Garfield, Kim Novak, Lionel Rogoson, Martin Ritt, Roberto Rossellini, W.S. Van Dyke, Warner Baxter