As I pulled open the door to the ladies room this morning, I saw a stunning woman step out. Tall, slim, dark hair, and a beautiful high collared camel-colored blazer paired with her Friday dark wash trouser jeans and boots.
It made me want to go buy a camel-colored blazer, even though that is far from my best color.
It also got me to thinking about style icons. More specifically, images from movies that shaped what I love most about fashion. As I still have no idea what I’m doing with Fashion Fridays, or if I’m going to even do them anymore, I decided to write about iconic fashions for today’s Fashion Friday.
That woman’s jacket from this morning jump started my first iconic style movie. The Thomas Crown Affair (remake). Every single outfit Rene Russo wore. She even made bathrobes look glamorous. I even tried to recreate her haircut so I could BE her (it did not work out).
Audrey Hepburn in every movie she plays in. Classic. Simple lines. And lots of black. I don’t channel her often, given my draw to color, but she’s matchless.
Julia Roberts, in and out of movies, has long been a style icon of mine, although her fashion out of movies is arguably better than her fashion in movies. However, while I know it is utterly 1990s period, her post-shopping style in Pretty Woman made a pretty big impact on me.
And even better, which is saying something, in and out of movies is Cate Blanchett. Seriously, she is magnificent. Movies from The Aviator to Monuments Men create Cate-only styles to make you want to makeover your closet.
There are so many other formative fashion movies – The English Patient, Reality Bites, Pretty in Pink, The Royal Tenenbaums, Sabrina, Clueless – and icons from Grace to Gwyeth.
I love movies and I love fashion. Who are your fashion icons or what’s your most memorable movie fashion moments?