Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Top 15 Trendsetting Movies



Here's TCM's picks for Favorite Fashion Trendsetting Films. It really is a lovely list of some of the silver screen's most enduring looks, but it's also a predictable yawn. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Annie Hall, Rear Window, Blah, Blah, Blah...

1. PANDORA'S BOX (1929)
2. LETTY LYNTON (1932)
3. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
4. PAT AND MIKE (1952)
5. REAR WINDOW (1954)
6. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
7. AND GOD CREATED WOMAN. . . (1956)
8. AUNTIE MAME (1958)
9. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961)
10. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
11. THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968)
12. SHAFT (1971)
13. ANNIE HALL (1977)
14. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
15. FLASHDANCE (1983)

I thought it would be a lot more fun if we each examined what films & characters influenced our own personal style. You should join me. What movies have most influenced your wardrobe? I tried to be honest about what films, for better and worse, really made an impact on my closet and found the ride down my very own memory lane surprisingly eye opening. Looking over my picks, I definitely see a theme there. Seems I am stuck in the 80s & tend to gravitate toward an overt, long-haired, slinky sex pot thing. What can I say? I'm cheap & easy like that!

1. Sharon Stone - BASiC iNSTiNCT (1992)


2. Michelle Pfieffer - SCARFACE (1983)


3. Uma Thurman & Maria De Madeiros - HENRY & JUNE (1990)


4. James Spader, Kate Vernon & Emily Longstreth (the bad guys, of course) - PRETTY iN PiNK (1986)


5. Michelle Pfieffer (see THiS for more on the glorious Stephanie Zanoni)- GREASE 2 (1982)


6. Jane March - THE LOVER (1992)


7. Kim Basinger - 9 1/2 WEEKS (1986)


8. Carre Otis & Jaqueline Bisset - WiLD ORCHiD (1989)


9. Carrie Fisher - RETURN OF THE JEDi (1983)


10. Kathleen Turner - ROMANCiNG THE STONE (1984)


11. Madeleine Stowe - REVENGE (1990)


12. Meryl Streep - MANHATTAN (1979)


13. Marilyn Monroe - NiAGARA (1953)


14. Jami Gertz - LOST BOYS (1987)


15. Finola Hughes - STAYiNG ALiVE (1983)

2 comments:

Santa said...

You only missing Emily Longstreth, most intriguing of all !

The Jilted Lovers said...

ah finola hughes! excellent choice. i have to rewatch that movie for the fashion again!! :D