35 of the best movie fashion moments in film history (2022)

When fashion and film collide, magic happens. Memorable moments that leave us thinking of them for years to come. The backbone of character development, and the pillars of both inspiration and nostalgia, sometimes the fashion moments in the films hold up longer than the films themselves. Whether you're a green dress in Atonement, kind of person, or an Annie Halldevotee, we've all been swayed to seek out a bias cut silk dress at the credit of these scenes, so below, is a round up of the 35 best movie fashion moments, according to the RUSSH editors.

Teknolust (2002)

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Tilda Swinton as four different clones as herself in varying jewel-toned satin robes will always be burned into our memory.

Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)

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If this doesn't make you want to drink tequila in the rain wearing vintage cotton, we are lost on what will.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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Will we ever manage to forget the moment Andy Sachs gets an unrealistic fashion cupboard makeover and "the Chanel boots"? No, we won't.

Annie Hall (1977)

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While we can't morally support Woody Allen's films for obvious reasons, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the effect Diane Keaton in 70s menswear had on women everywhere. The waistcoat lives on.

Almost Famous (2000)

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Kate Hudson plays the girl on the road that we all want to be. A shearling collared coat never looked so good.

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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A silk gown almost as iconic as Kiera Knightly's Atonementdress was another Kate Hudson moment. We all fell in love with her in this scene.

A Bigger Splash (2015)

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Considering Dior and Raf Simons both worked on Tilda Swinton's wardrobe for A Bigger Splash,not taking note of her oversized button down shirt dresses, clean, tailored lines, and impeccably elegant swimwear would render this round up incomplete.

Poetic Justice (1993)

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The reference point for perfect 90s style, and a clip that always launches us back to when cats cradle was cool. The styling in all of Poetic Justice was superior, but these are the looks we remember best.

Coyote Ugly (2000)

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The hot girl bartender was never again seen the same, and nor were low rise leather jeans, baby tank tops, and western buckles. If early naughts style wasn't for you before, Coyote Uglyplead its stylistic case very well.

Broken Embraces (2009)

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Penelope Cruz in this dress. Is there much more to say? Sending ripples through the film and fashion community at once, this iconic vintage Chanel chain dress has never really left our minds (or Lily Rose Depp's).

In The Mood For Love (2000)

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Wong Kar-wai's In The Mood For Love always made us feel things, but Su Li-zhen's floral dress in this scene made us feel infinitely more things. If you've seen anything more dreamy, please let us know.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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Yes, it's everyone in The Royal Tenenbaums,but quite specifically it is Gwyneth Paltrow's Margot Tenenbaum that takes the stylistic cake. The classic brown Birkin bag, the pale pink gloves, the fur coat, the perfectly placed barrette, all tied together with a large scribble of kohl eyeliner. Delightfully out of place and yet so memorable.

Clueless (1995)

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This piece would be factually incorrect if Cher and Dion from Clueless' matching tweed outfits weren't accredited. The pillar of popular school girl dressing everywhere and the launch pad for naughties fashion copycats, the joy that is sparked from one of the 90s most iconic coming-of-age fashion moments in history, is indescribable.

Queen and Slim (2019)

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Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas' Queen and Slim was prolific for so many reasons, and the costumes, expertly created by Shiona Turini, stood up to all that the film was. Beyoncé, who's Formation music video was directed by Matsoukas, loved Queens python boots so much, she later wore them to the film’spremiere party.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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While all of the outfits Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly wore throughout the film were indisputably chic, nothing is more iconic than the black dress in the opening scene of the film. The elbow-length gloves, the pearl necklace, the tiny diamanté crown, and the oversized sunglasses have gone down in history.

Dreamgirls (2006)

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Nothing says a musical about show business in the 60s like oversized headbands, a-line cuts, huge hair and a lot of glitter. Dreamgirls services all of this and more.

Romeo and Juliet (1996)

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While the 1968 version of the film may have won awards for costuming, many of us can agree that Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrman's 1996 adaptation of the Shakespeare play wearing a mostly unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt will live in our mind rent free forever.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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It is safe to say that the gathering of Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Courtney Eaton was quite the moment for on-screen history, and the costuming somehow never looked better. Who knew dirty rags could feel so covetable?

La Piscine (1969)

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Jane Birkin's style has always been one of note, and La Piscine is basically just one long display of this. The breakfast scene, in particular, has had us thinking about turquoise lenses ever since our first viewing.

Legally Blonde (2001)

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Legally Blonde is a fashion film. We will not be elaborating at this time. Each outfit as much fun as the last, we will dream about these Chanel sunglasses forever.

Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

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There was really nothing quite like Maya's looks in Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love.She gave us all glamour all the time!

Mahogany (1975)

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Nothing could have prepared us for Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers and the looks that subsequently came with this memorable film. Nothing at all.

The Fifth Element (1997)

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Show me a version of Mila Jovovich that is hotter than her bandage costume change in The Fifth Element.Inspiring hot halloween costumes since 1997.

Atonement (2007)

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One of the most iconic dresses in on-screen history, the green Atonement dress. Need we say more? Kiera Knightly in this silk moment shook the world to its core. Tik Tok is still pining over it over a decade on.

Empire Records (1995)

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90s nostalgia summed up in Liv Tyler's iconic Empire Records outfit.

Taipei Story (1985)

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An entire film that felt like a love letter to perfectly tailored menswear. Nothing serves as a pared back style icon quite as well as Tsai Chin's character in this legendary film.

Scarface (1983)

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It's safe to claim that Michelle Pfeiffer's Scarface character, Elvira Hancock, made us all want to emulate her pared back, glamorous style, with just the right amount of glitter. I still do.

Casanova (2005)

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Heath in a billowy cotton blouse will always make us feel things. Harry Styles could never!

A Single Man (2009)

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

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Summer outfit inspiration across the board that has gut us thinking about the return of the straw sunhat.

Black is King (2020)

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Beyoncé in a Marine Serre bodysuit for Black is King was the highlight of 2020. No further questions.

Pretty Woman (1990)

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So many moments of note in the wardrobe department of Pretty Woman. From the body con thigh high boot moment, the oversized shopping shirt, the polka dot dress, and the red evening gown Julia can do no wrong.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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While her character has been effectively ruined by tiresome halloween costumes, we'll never forget the moment we first laid eyes on Uma Thurman's Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction. Has anyone worn a white button down so well?

Barb Wire (1996)

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Pamela Anderson clad in leather. Could we ask for anything more?

Charlie's Angels (2000)

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Specifically, the above scene. Maybe leather clad babes are my thing, but this look will go down in history.

She's All That (1999)

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The basic red dress from our dreams.


How did movies influence fashion? ›

Watching films and television inspires fashion designers to create new collections as they observe how people dress on-screen. Fashion is influenced by the future, historical trends, and current events. This brings us to the final way in which films and television shows influence fashion.

What is a fashion movie? ›

A simple definition of fashion film from a formal point of view could then read as primarily a parametric or lyrically orientated standalone film, series or insert organised around visualisations of garments or other fashion objects.

Which movie has the best cinematography ever? ›

12 Of The Best Cinematography Movies Ever Made
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) ...
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) ...
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ...
  • Free Solo (2018) ...
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ...
  • Hero (2002) ...
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) ...
  • Waves (2019)
23 Oct 2022

Which film movement is considered to be the most impactful and why? ›

The New Wave is often considered one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema. The term was first used by a group of French film critics and cinephiles associated with the magazine Cahiers du cinéma in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Who has the best fashion in Hollywood? ›

When it comes to Hollywood-style icons, no one grabs fans' attention quite like Jennifer Lawrence. The actress delivers some exquisite fashion moments both on and off the red carpet that fans can definitely look for inspiration.

Who is the best dressed actor? ›

These are the best dressed Actors of our time
  • Sidney Poitier. Sidney Poitier was the epitome of 'smart casual'. ...
  • Alain Delon. Delon epitomises the 'Frenchman' style and does so, very easily. ...
  • Cary Grant. Grant defines the concept of masculine elegance. ...
  • Robert Redford. ...
  • Paul Newman. ...
  • Richard Gere. ...
  • Ryan Gosling. ...
  • Donald Glover.

What are 4 factors that influence fashion trends? ›

Factors Influencing Fashion
  • Social Factors.
  • Cultural Factors.
  • Political Factors.
  • Environmental Factors.
  • Psychological Factors.
22 Jun 2021

What are the four major factors affecting fashion? ›

1) The four major environmental factors that influence on fashion are:
  • Market segmentation by demographics, psychographics, geographics and. behavior.
  • Economic development and well being of a country/society.
  • Sociological characteristics of class structure.
  • Psychological attitudes of consumers.

Why is fashion important in film? ›

Fashion serves as a functional mediator between character and narrative of the film, enabling insight to the psychology of the characters; in turn, fashion inserts that awareness as a component of the story and plot.

What are the 7 types of fashion? ›

There are seven (7) dressing styles:
  • Classic.
  • Relaxed.
  • Dramatic.
  • Creative.
  • Rebellious.
  • Feminine.
  • Elegant Chic.

What are the 3 types of fashion? ›

There are five primary types of fashion design:
  • Haute Couture.
  • Luxury Fashion.
  • Ready-to-wear Fashion.
  • Economy Fashion.
  • Fast Fashion.
12 Jul 2022

What are the 5 elements of fashion? ›

5 Important Elements of Fashion Design
  • Colour.
  • Silhouettes.
  • Fabric.
  • Body Shape.
  • Balance and Rhythm.
6 Jan 2021

What is the greatest movie line of all time? ›

A jury consisting of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", spoken by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in the 1939 American Civil War epic Gone with the Wind, as the most memorable American movie quotation of all time.

What films have influenced society? ›

Here are some great examples of films that have changed our lives outside the theater in tangible ways.
  • Fight Club inspired fight clubs in real life. ...
  • The Thin Blue Line shook our faith in police. ...
  • The Day After Tomorrow brought global warming to life. ...
  • V For Vendetta inspires hacktivist group Anonymous.

What is the most important film technique? ›

However, the three most important cinematic techniques are exposure, lighting, and camera positioning. We've already covered several of the most common and useful camera moves, camera angles, and positioning techniques for beginners, but what about exposure and lighting techniques?

What are the three most essential elements of film? ›

Acting (Characters & Performance) Dialogue (Storytelling & Context) Cinematography (Visual Language & Lighting, Setting, and Wardrobe)

Who is the king of fashion world? ›

Designer Paul Poiret (1879 – 1944) led the fashion world in the first decade of the 20th century. This extract from his 1931 autobiography, 'King of Fashion', tells of his meteoric rise to fame, designing dresses for the esteemed Parisian couturier, House of Worth.

Who is the most stylish actress? ›

Deepika Padukone is one actress who has proved her mantle in the acting industry. Apart from her acting skills, it is her fashion sense which garners much attention. She dresses extremely elegantly. It is a treat to watch her chic fashion looks whenever she attends a public event.

What is the most valuable dress in the world? ›

The most expensive dress in the world currently is the Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur designed by Faisal Abdullah. Released in 2009, the dress is valued at an astounding $30 million. It's made of crimson silk and taffeta, and has over 750 real diamonds sewn into it.

What is the most famous traditional outfit in the world? ›

The kimono is one of the better-known traditional dresses from around the world since it has appeared extensively in fashion and popular media.

What is the only Best Picture Oscar without a female speaking role? ›

Naturally, one of its Oscars was for the photography of its magnificent locale - the desert. It remains the only Best Picture winner to have credited roles for actors of only one gender. There was not a single female speaking role - except for a camel named Gladys!

Who is the most stylish actor in the world? ›

The Most Stylish Hollywood Actors
  • JOHN MALKOVICH. Well he is also a fashion designer after all, so it's no surprise that he's one of the most stylish actors around. ...
  • IDRIS ELBA. ...

Who is the best dressed male actor? ›

If you are looking for a man that we can say that you dressed smart and perfectly as much today as 50 years ago, that is George Clooney. The star that shines the timeless “look” with the always right, but low risk.

What are the 4 P's in fashion? ›

Throughout our engaging conversation, we discuss the 4 main pillars of fashion marketing: product, price, position, and promotion.

What are the 10 main sources of inspiration in fashion? ›

10 Sources of Inspiration for Designers & Film Makers
  • Art. paulobrandao. ...
  • Galleries and Museums. robinelaine. ...
  • The Internet. striatic. ...
  • Film. sookie. ...
  • Print Ads and Posters. neko_chan. ...
  • Magazines. tracyhunter. ...
  • Life. elmoalves.
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What are the 4 basic elements of fashion? ›

The four basic ingredients or elements of design used in fashion are shape or silhouette, line, colour and texture. A silhouette can be described as the outline of the entire garment. This is the most obvious visual element of the garment.

What are the seven elements that define fashion? ›

Basic elements of design in fashion include lines, shapes, form, colour, and texture, whereas the primary principles of design include balance, emphasis, proportions, harmony, variety, and rhythm.

What is the biggest problem in the fashion industry? ›

Product counterfeiting is one of the biggest challenges facing fashion brands today when looking for growth and expansion opportunities in international markets.

Who has the most influence on fashion trends? ›

There is no doubt about it – celebrities are one of the most potent factors in trend development.

What is the most important element in fashion? ›

The first and foremost element that should be considered while designing a clothing item is its colour. Colours are the magic wands that help a garment look beautiful, and each colour has a different meaning and emotion to it.

What did Oscar Wilde say about fashion? ›

Fashion is ephemeral. Art is eternal. Indeed what is a fashion really? A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so absolutely unbearable that we have to alter it every six months!

What is the most important aspect of fashion? ›

A close relation to comfort, the functional element of clothes is a vital one. Some people often forget about the need to look stylish by going for function as a means of solving a problem. For example, many buy the warmest looking hat or scarf in the winter purely for that reason, disregarding that it looks awful.

What is trendy right now 2022? ›

2022 Fashion Trend: Voluminous Silhouettes

From oversize shirting to ballooned silhouettes and a continuation of the puff sleeve trend, dresses and tops will retain their volume through the end of the year. If anything, the latter will spice up all the soft pants you'll probably still be rocking on the bottom.

What clothes are in style 2022? ›

9 Top Style Updates for Fall
  • Wider, looser jeans.
  • Loafers with attitude.
  • A wear-with-boots dress.
  • A leather or suede skirt.
  • A blue sweater.
  • A chic shirt-jacket.
  • A leggings replacement.
  • Real pants.
8 Sept 2022

What are the 8 fashion categories? ›

Let us explore some of these fashion styles one by one.
  • Vintage fashion style.
  • Artsy fashion style.
  • Casual fashion style.
  • Grunge style clothing.
  • Chic fashion style.
  • Bohemian fashion style.
  • Sexy fashion Style.
  • Exotic fashion style.

What are the six fashion personalities? ›

Style personalities act in very much the same way. Instead of five taste buds, we have six style personalities: relaxed, classic, polished, soft, magnetic, and creative.

What is the golden rule in fashion? ›

It's generally accepted that a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing division of spaces, and that's called the Golden Ratio in artistic circles. Take a look at the Eiffel Tower, often cited as a perfect example of this concept.

What are codes in fashion? ›

Every fashion house has its codes — the colors, the vibrations, the prints, the patterns, the shapes, the stories, the any number of specific visual elements that are a brand's lifeblood.

What are the basic rules of fashion? ›

Style Guide: The Key Rules Every Fashionista Should Follow

What are cinematic moments? ›

A cinematic moment functions as a turning point, a climax when everything changes or settles. These moments enable profound empathy that stimulates viewer involvement. It's such moments that make everyone love films.

Which is the most awarded film in cinematic history? ›

As of October 2022, three films tied for most Academy Award wins of all time. "Ben-Hur" (1959), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003), and "Titanic" (1997) each received 11 Oscars. The musical with the most Oscar wins was "West Side Story" (1961), with ten trophies.

What is the longest fight in cinematic history? ›

Conversation. "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" holds the record for the longest sword fight in cinematic history.

What is the longest battle in cinematic history? ›

Game of Thrones just made history with “The Long Night.” The Battle of Winterfell is the longest battle sequence in film/tv history, according to Vox. At nearly 80 minutes, it took 750 people and 11 weeks of “freezing night shoots.” But Winterfell's not the only gigantic battle.

What are cinematic aesthetics? ›

The aesthetic is the way a film's visual and aural features are used to create essentially non-narrative dimensions of the film, including the film's 'look'. Aesthetics can be understand to relate to the style, tone, look or mood of a film.

What are the four elements of cinematic? ›

In conclusion, The Big Four Elements of Film consists of mise-en-scéne, cinematography, editing and sound.

What movie has the most f words? ›

The 10 Most Profane Movies of All Time, Ranked by The Number of F-Bombs
  • Alpha Dog (2006) - 367 f-words. ...
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015) - 392 f-words. ...
  • Casino (1995) - 422 f-words. ...
  • Nil by Mouth (1997) - 428 f-words. ...
  • Summer of Sam (1999) - 435 f-words. ...
  • Uncut Gems (2019) - 560 f-words. ...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 569 f-words.
1 Jun 2022

What are the 5 major film awards? ›

At the Academy Awards, the so-called "Big Five" awards are those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay (either Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay).

Who has won 3 or more Oscars? ›

Brennan became the first to receive three or more Academy Awards (winning the third for a 1940 film), followed by Hepburn (1968), Bergman (1974), Nicholson (1997), Streep (2011), Day-Lewis (2012), and, most recently, McDormand (2020).

What movie has the longest one shot? ›

A one-shot cinema (also one-take film, single-take film, or continuous shot feature film) is a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera, or manufactured to give the impression it was.
Actual "one shot"
Length57 min. (longest shot)†
DirectorBéla Tarr
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What is the longest movie ever made in hours? ›

The longest film | Ever made is over 85 hours. The Cure for Insomnia is a video that was released in 1987. It is known as the longest video ever released and lasts over 85 hours. Very few people have ever seen the whole video, but it is a famous topic in film classes and quizzes.

What is the longest movie ever made in minutes? ›

Time: 1265 minutes

Bringing home the crown—as the longest movie ever made—is Amra Ekta Cinema Banabo, also known by its English name The Innocence—a Bengali-language work by Bangladeshi director Ashraf Shishir. Shot in black and white over the course of nine (!)


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