I am a major film
freak fan. I love movies of all types, genres, eras, you name it. And I truly love how designers are influenced by fashion in highly-anticipated movies (or some of them anyway. I don’t recall that Iron Man sent any inspirations walking down the catwalk). But if you are a follower of fashion, then you know that The Great Gatsby, which comes out this December, has been the talk of the fashion community for at least the past six months. The trailer came out last week, and while I have a few problems with it (Jordan is supposed to have hair the color of an autumn leaf, and Leo looks a little too bloated for my tastes), the clothing choices are out of this world.
And this is actually only one of the movies that I think will influence the clothing racks this year. A little discussed movie, The Gangster Squad, comes out in September. This gem is set in the 40s and 50s, so there will be some different looks that come out of this, but expect a lot of the same theatricality that you see coming from Gatsby. Plus, how can you not LOVE Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone teaming up again??
And while I would love for Rock of Ages to influence fashionistas everywhere, I think the 80’s era is a little over (and not a moment too soon. Now that I think about it, I really don’t want leg warmers to come back just yet!) I do think that, depending on the awards talk come November, the updated Anna Karenina will reflect on the fall shoes in February (does anyone else get turned around by that too???) Expect some dramatic coats, touches of fur, and rich, dark colors. No trailer for AK yet (check out the photos on IMDB), but you can rock out with your socks out to the sweet sounds from RoA below!
Overall, I would suggest pulling out those pearls, strapping on those mary janes, and short-haired girls – you get to be the belles of the fall. I’ll take a look at fashionable films of the past next week. And spoiler alert, no Breakfast at Tiffany’s will probably not be on there – it’s only on every other fashionable films list EVER! (But it is still spectacularly awesome).