I saw it in a film: Fashion inspired by films and TV shows

A couple of days ago I discovered Maison Bentley Style and couldn’t help but loving the amazing visual content and the fashion posts. What caught my attention was this post about winter garments and how influenced they seem to be by the TV series Game of Thrones. This made me think how interwoven fashion and movies are and how these two forms of art draw inspiration from each other.

Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tifanny’s became the epitome of elegance and style and an essential piece in every woman’s wardrobe. All time classic! Admittedly it was Coco‘s inventionAudrey Hepburn Little Black Dress

The remake of The Great Gatsby was the inspiration of Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2012 collection. Ralph Lauren apparently was responsible for designing the male costumes of the 1974 version of the film.


Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Collection

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Collection

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012

And from the blogosphere, Demi Monde wears a Great Gatsby inspired outfit, so does Tiffany Piñero and Prairie Girl 

Moulin Rouge is one of my favourite films and one of the reasons why is the costumes in it, truly amazing.

And so is the fashion:

Punk Can can

Punk Can Can

Mad men  brought the 1960s back to the 21st century and  bloggers and retailers made clothes inspired by the series.

Mad men

Banana Republic Madmen

Pauline Alice sewed her own version of Peggy Olsen’s Blue Cocktail dress and the Megan yellow dress. Julia Bobbin not only made a perfect copy of a Joan dress but she actually set up a whole mad men challenge and here you can see all the lovely ladies and their creations who took part in it.

I like films where clothes aren’t just there to dress people, but they have role in them too. I haven’t sewn any clothes, but both my It’s a show costumes where inspired by films. Of course the list of films that have inspired fashion throughout the years, but I could be here for days trying to feature all of them. 🙂


About delightfullypeculiar

I'm Vasi, Greek living in the U.K. I wouldn't call this blog my sewing journey but an attempt to make and do the things that make me happy, sewing being one of them.
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3 Responses to I saw it in a film: Fashion inspired by films and TV shows

  1. Whoo hoo! Glad to be of inspiration..loved this!! xxxx

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