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Fashion in Film

Robyn Ball explores a few of the most influential fashion moments in film history

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)




Image Credit: Judrow-Shepherd


Where would we be without Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy Little Black Dress? Breakfast at Tiffany's earned its icon status for the opening sequence. Hepburn's timeless dress spawned a resurgence of little black dresses among women and countless replicas.

Grease (1978)




Image Credit: RSO Records





So much can be said about the costume design that it can be quite hard to know where to begin. From slick quiffs, leather jackets, pink bomber jackets and Sandy's transformation from wholesome and naive student to Pink Lady; the costume design transforms Grease from high-school drama to cult level.

La La Land (2016)




Image Credit: Summit Entertainment





With all the drama surrounding the Oscar for Best Picture, it is easy to forget the effervescent beauty that is its costume. thee sheer range of colours and textures used to create the array of costumes marks it as something truly special. As the film is fairly recent, only the test of time will examine its fashion longevity.




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