Did you know that fashion can also contribute to style inspiration in movies? Fashion, like other elements such as culture, food, religion and art can determine the success of a film. For instance, an ancient battlefield movie is made to look real by dressing the warriors like ancient fighters. Similarly, Christian monks or Muslim pilgrims are known by the ways of fashion.
In this post, we look at five films that not only have some unique sense of fashion but also those that applied fashion in the best way possible. Here are our best films with style:
- Purple Noon, 1960
In this film, romance in the African American style is captured perfectly. The main cast, Maurice Ronet and Alain Delon dress in almost-matching outfits. Delon dons a white dress with a black belt and some white shoes. Ronet is in grey suit with a white shirt. In every scene they feature together, they come off as a matching couple, arousing the sense of traditional romance.
- Kids, 1995
Larry Clark successfully displays the sense of urban youth life in America. The young people in the film, mostly skaters, showcase the climax of street wear. The dominant fashion style is what is depicted in most Black American and Hip Hop cultures. Sneakers, baggy pants, miniskirts, sports shoes and oversized tees are part of the attire that give the film its uniqueness.
Armani, the genius fashion brand, inspired the fashion in this film. The style perfectly inspired a unique trend in men’s sportswear and suiting. The effect was so strong that the trend was unturned for up to two decades. Some fashion features in the film included quartz zip pullover, chambray shirt, pleated pants, buttonless belted trenches and low slung lapels.
- Shaft, 1971
If you ever thought leather jackets are a new invention, then you have not watched this 1971 film by Gordon Sparks. The highlighted aspect of fashion is outerwear. The film is directed to capture the face of pop culture as it was connected to leather jackets and turtlenecks back in the day.
- Three Days of the Condor, 1975
The director of this film, Sydney Pollack, made his main actor, Robert Redford, an inspiration in fashion style. He is responsible for the wide-lapel herringbone jacket, chambray shirts, peacoats and aviator sunglasses style that shot up after the film. This was a borrowed Vietnam-era fashion spiced with his bushy sideburns and shaggy hair.
Next time you watch a film, pay attention to the fashion styles in the cast. You will find interesting trends and understand the movies better.