Cinematic clothing rediscovered in fashion

Cinema and fashion are complementary to each other. It is no coincidence that Hollywood is the most important catwalk for a stylist. The dresses that arrive on that catwalk inevitably become highly sought-after trends of the year.

It can be defined a bit like a partnership created to win. Yes, because behind every character in the show there is a stylist who thinks and produces a suit suitable for his body and then proposes to wear it on special occasions. The result will be nothing less than perfection.

In fact, it is not just a matter of letting the VIP on duty wear the dress, but of making him wear it so that he and the dress are simply perfect!

When born?

We find this process as early as the 1930s, when Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford were stylistically built by the French costume designer, Adrian.

The same desk study of clothes suited to their physical conformations, to emphasize their strengths and minimize defects.

Another example is the costume that in a very short time finds its maximum expression in the figure of Charlie Chaplin: the unsurpassed tailcoat.

Cinema has given birth to great stylists and costume designers, such as Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, the Sorelle Fontana and many, many others.

The movie dresses

The collaboration between cinema and fashion , however, does not end here. As you well know, every genre of film, to be successful, needs a scenography up to par. As they say, the eye wants its part!

Here then comes, once again, haute couture, with its stylists and costume designers attentive to the smallest details.

 Based on the locations and the period of setting of the film, every single dress that the actors will wear on the set is carefully chosen. It starts from the director’s idea, then moves on to the designer’s hand and culminates with needle and thread handled by the meticulous hands of the greatest seamstresses.

In this case, the costume has a fundamental role: it must be able to convey an emotion and must “tell” the plot of the film together with the actor’s lines. In fact, if a character enters the scene without saying anything, the communication lies a little in the expressive skill of the actor, but also a lot in the context in which he finds himself. The dress not only indirectly conveys the setting time, but above all it gives us a clearer idea of ​​who that character is.

I’ll give you an example: if a wealthy suit is worn, inevitably the wearer is a wealthy person. Or again, if someone dressed all in black appears in the scene, the director wants to highlight the dark sides of the character.

Not only among VIPs, but in everyday life

This also happens in everyday life. It is said that the “first impression” is what largely defines the reputation of others. In fact, each of us, even if, in my opinion, erroneously, we risk hasty judgments on people we do not know, based on appearance, clothing and way of doing things.

Sometimes instinct can prove us right, but it is always better to know more deeply who is in front of you. In most cases, you come to discover character sides that will leave you surprised, for better or for worse!

So what are we waiting for, let’s try to take a cue from the style of an actor, singer or artist that we particularly follow. Or let’s have fun wearing clothes seen in films that are dear to us, perhaps finishing them with personalized details, to adapt them to us, and to our way of being! Cinema and fashion: a winning combination!