5 Iconic Films that Made Major Fashion Statements

Few things make a larger impact on the way we dress than the films we love. Hollywood’s been responsible for some of the biggest cultural fashion shifts of the past century, from elegant ensembles to rebellious outfits and just about everything else you can imagine. From Audrey Hepburn’s famous “Little Black Dress” to Uma Thurman’s edgy style in Pulp Fiction, take a look back at five of the best fashion statements from iconic films.

5 Iconic Films that Made Major Fashion Statements

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

Few outfits in the film world stunned audiences and made a major impact on the future of fashion as Audrey Hepburn’s “Little Black Dress”. The iconic dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy was merely one example of the celebrated collaboration between the Academy Award winner and esteemed fashion designer. Other famous trends inspired by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s include those slightly oversized sunglasses and decadent, elbow-length gloves. Her real dress sold at a charity auction in 2006 for close to a million dollars.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961 (Photo from Trailer Screenshot, via Wikimedia Commons)

Annie Hall (1977)

To this day, fashion has never been challenged in any film like it was in Annie Hall. Like Aubrey Hepburn’s “Little Black Dress,” Keaton’s vintage, menswear-inspired outfits wasn’t the first of its kind. Suit-wearing stars like Katherine Hepburn challenged gender norms in fashion a few decades before in daring men’s-inspired suits and accessories. These daring outfits were too ahead of their time to weave their way into pop culture, However, even if Keaton’s fashion statements came at the right moment in time, her stylish ensembles were as original, enjoyable, adventurous, provocative and inspiring as any seen on the silver screen since then.

Blade Runner (1982)

Strange that a science-fiction film appears on a list with Audrey Hepburn and Annie Hall, but to look back at Blade Runner is to see the moment where Sci-Fi fashion shifted from over-the-top and out-of-this-world to a truly fashion-forward analysis of future style. Clashing elements of gritty film-noir fashion with bold style that preceded the inventive ambition of the 80’s fashion scene, Blade Runner arguably paved the way for genre films to influence fashion as more than counter-culture or commentary, giving it a chance in the mainstream.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction‘s edgy style set the tone for the rest of the fashion-flustered 90’s. Truly considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, the only thing more refreshing to mid-90’s audiences than its unique narrative style, mesmerizing plot and original characters was the enticing feeling of the film. A huge component of the mood was created by the understated outfits the characters wore. Whether it was the foreboding black suits of Travolta and Jackson or the simple, throwback style of Uma Thurman, it remains one of the most popular film influences on everyday style, and serves as a welcome reminder that fashion doesn’t have to be flashy.

Atonement (2007)

With so many of the most memorable fashion statements being made in biopics and period pieces during the last couple decades, it’s hard to point to a film that does more for fashion than highlight a vintage style and present it in a different light. That’s why Keira Knightley’s unforgettable emerald dress in Atonement is so unique. In recent year’s it’s made many shortlists for “Best Movie Costume of All Time,” an achievement that may have a lot to do with the fact that the film’s costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, drew inspiration from several different decades, designing an outfit truer to the character herself than the exact time period.


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Top 5 Modern Romance Novels Adapted Into Movies

Novels have been fueling the movie industry since the very beginning. In fact, so many movies are based on books that sometimes we don’t even realize our favorite movies wouldn’t exist without them. In the romance genre, it can be easy to spot the obvious adaptations. Movies like Gone with the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, or Sense and Sensibility are forever linked to the classic works of literature that preceded them. But it’s a bit more difficult to determine whether some of our more recent favorites can be found on bookshelves as well. Take a look at these five modern romance novels that have been adapted into movies you might recognize.

10 Best Romance Novels That Also Made Great Movies

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick’s novel is about the unexpected romance between Pat, just trying to get his life back on track after separating with his wife and spending time in a mental health facility, and Tiffany, an “odd” woman also on the mend after suffering through the recent death of her husband. The heartwarming story was made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in 2012, for which Lawrence won her first Oscar.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

With the Great Depression as its backdrop and a second-rate American circus as the traveling setting, Sara Gruen unveils the tale of Jacob Jankowski, an aspiring veterinarian who drops out of college, joins the show and is charged with caring for an elephant that must be trained to save the future of the circus. In the process Jacob falls in love with Marlena, the wife of the villainous ringmaster. The bestselling book was adapted into a movie that was released in 2011 starring Robert Pattinson as Jacob and Reese Witherspoon as Marlena.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes adapted her own bestselling novel into one of the most successful romantic movies of the past year. The story follows Louisa (Emilia Clarke), who accepts a caretaking position for the recently paralyzed Will, who is having trouble adjusting to the limitations of his physical condition. At times uplifting and just as often heartbreaking, Moyes is one of the few authors able to successfully translate their novel to the screen.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

It might be one of the most popular romance movies of all time, but not everyone knows that the famous film was an all-time bestseller nearly ten years earlier. The film, which starred Ryan Gosling in his breakout role as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie, was one of the first in a line of successful adaptations from romance author, Nicholas Sparks, the more recent titles being Safe Haven (2013) and The Longest Ride (2015).

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger’s debut novel introduced an entirely new twist on the well-versed subject of time travel. The love story follows a man named Henry who suffers from an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes him to involuntarily travel back and forth through time. His marriage to Clare is routinely complicated by his condition. It was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2009 starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.


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Star Wars® Gear for the Next Generation

The Star Wars craze hasn’t really slowed down since the first film was released in 1977. With the franchise rebooting in spectacular fashion last winter, an entire slate of new films already in the works and a stunning theme park under construction, the storied franchise isn’t going away. It’s already capturing the imagination of an entirely new generation. Stock up on some Star Wars gear for the new or die-hard fans in your home.

Great Gifts for Your Guy

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The galaxy is never too far away when they’re wearing Men’s Star Wars Loungewear Separates. The short-sleeved t-shirt features a screen-printed design, while the fleece pants showcase vibrant photo-real images from the franchise. The Star Wars Absolutely Everything Book is the ultimate guide for new and avid fans of the movies. It makes it easy to explore the world of Star Wars through lively lists, interesting facts and more. It also features charts of the oldest Jedi, a list of Millennium Falcon owners, a diagram of Yoda’s apprentices and much more. Engaging graphics bring the Star Wars universe to life. Stay warm and transform into your favorite hero or villain in the Star Wars Character Comfy Throw. The ultra soft and luxurious fleece throw is designed to look like a full body figure from the franchise, and the oversized sleeves keep your arms free.

Franchise Fun for the Kids

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Kids will love playing or cuddling up with the Star Wars Talking Plush. Press the button to hear some of the character’s unforgettable phrases or sounds. Yoda speaks several iconic phrases, Chewbacca growls and R2-D2 whistles. Darth Vader even showcases his famous breathing. The Ultimate Star Wars Book is a nice intro for young fans as well as a visually stunning encyclopedia for avid fans of the franchise. It’s beautifully illustrated and structured chronologically with key information about important characters and storylines. It also highlights events and insights about the making of the saga. Let your young Star Wars fans test their knowledge of the facts with the Licensed Trivia Box. It contains hundreds of questions to quiz and entertain.

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