Fashion Movie Mania
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Ever since I posted about my favorite fashion movies (and all of you gave such fantastic suggestions of your own), I have been obsessed with watching more style-focused flicks. My latest resource is to scour the list of Oscar winners and nominees for Best Costume Design, looking for suitable things to add to our Netflix queue (Mike, no doubt, is thrilled about that.) Next up -- that is, after Capote and the second half of Scorsese's fantastic Bob Dylan documentary -- will be Belle de Jour, the 1967 film by surrealist Luis Bunuel that's full of impeccable Yves Saint Laurent designs. I think that will be followed by 1966 Academy costume design winner Darling starring Julie Christie, which is all about the 60s mod. Shift dresses in bold vintage prints are at the very top of my fall shopping list (paired with flats, dark turtlenecks and tights when I'm in colder weather), so I'm looking for as much inspiration as I can find.
And! I just scored a copy of the 1966 fashion classic Qui Etes-Vous Polly Maggoo? on eBay (thanks, Lola is Beauty!). I paid more than I would have liked, but it's nearly impossible to find. What really sold me was the photo inspired by the film of Balenciaga-clad models in the new Vanity Fair style issue (the snap above, from page 362-363 of the mag). For more on Polly Maggoo, you can also check out this exhaustive screen shot flickr set of the film here.
If you have any other fashion film suggestions, please keep them coming in the comments...