Sunday, January 15, 2023

Cinema Connections at the 2023 Golden Globes

 

As many of you know, I watch award shows such as the Golden Globes for any cinema connections I might see on the red carpet. I tend to only post them live on social media, but I'm going to try to post them here as well. The Golden Globes were last Tuesday and - surprise! - I saw several connections to classic cinema and share some of those with you below. And, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Golden Globes, I also include a couple flashbacks to 2002 and 2011.


Not identical by any means, 
but Abby Elliott's long-sleeve orange sequin gown from Pamela Roland 
made me think of Doris Day in Ray Aghayan for 1965's Do Not Disturb.


Interesting that Margot Robbie is wearing a halter gown by Chanel - it's a neckline the designer loved. 
Here's Coco's costume design for Gloria Swanson in 1931's Tonight or Never.


Saint Laurent is behind Sigourney Weaver's black gown, but it's Orry-Kelly who is largely responsible for its design. 
There's no question his iconic costume for Bette Davis in 1942's Now, Voyager was the inspiration. 
Anthony Vaccarello (Saint Laurent's artistic director) even accented the d├ęcolletage with a black rosette.


The one-shouldered gowns that actresses like Kay Francis made popular in the 1930s - 
here in Orry-Kelly for 1937's Stolen Holiday
seems to have inspired Regina Hall not once but twice at the Golden Globes
This year was designed in a black leather and 2002 was done in classic cream.


I definitely got My Fair Lady (1964) vibes - Audrey Hepburn's costumes by Cecil Beaton - 
from Salma Hayek's Gucci at the 2023 Golden Globes.


I'll finish my thoughts on this year's Golden Globes with a flashback to 2011. 
While watching Kay Francis in Orry-Kelly in Living on Velvet (1935) the other day, 
I was struck by the similarity of her backless cap-sleeve gown with Emma Stone's Calvin Klein

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: OPPOSITES ATTRACT on Vimeo!

Last weekend many fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the 1950s in the latest of my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! The fourth event Opposites Attract featured the costume designers of the era and the stars they helped create - Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Doris Day.

The Style Essentials in this event:

A Place in the Sun (1951)
Niagara (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
Sabrina (1954)
Seven Year Itch (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
And God Created Woman (1956)
Funny Face (1957)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Pillow Talk (1959)

If you could not join us live, you can now watch the event on demand! You can either view the video on Vimeo or click "Watch Now" in the player below. 

All of my past events (since 2020) can be viewed on demand on Vimeo.

The next event in the History of Fashion in Film series will be celebrating the 1960s and the Revolution of the era. More details to come.




There were two influential white dresses of the 1950s - from Marilyn and Elizabeth -
so I chose a minimal white dress from Dress the Population that had its own flare




See you next time!

Saturday, August 27, 2022

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1950s: Opposites Attract Online Event 9/18

September 18 will be the next event in my 7-part online series on the History of Fashion in Film. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today.


Sunday, September 18
4 pm - 5:30 pm PT (7 pm - 8:30 pm ET)
Tickets $20 - register on Zoom


The fourth event Opposites Attract focuses on the costume designers from the 1950s and the stars they helped create - Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Doris Day.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

A Place in the Sun (1951)
Niagara (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
Sabrina (1954)
Seven Year Itch (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
And God Created Woman (1956)
Funny Face (1957)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Pillow Talk (1959)

Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from fashion over the years accompanied by a conversation about the history, costume and fashion designers, and backstories of the stars.

If you missed the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s events live, you can always view them on demand on Vimeo.

Visit the GlamAmor Events page for details on upcoming events.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: FILM NOIR AND FANTASY on Vimeo!

Last night many fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate Film Noir and Fantasy for the third event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons of the 1940s - Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, and Ava Gardner.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

My Girl Friday (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Woman of the Year (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Gilda (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The Killers (1946)

If you could not join us live, you can now watch the event on demand! You can either view the video on Vimeo or click "Watch Now" in the player below. 

All of my past events (since 2020) can be viewed on demand on Vimeo.

The next event in the History of Fashion in Film series will be celebrating the 1950s and how the decade loved how Opposites Attract on Sunday, September 18 - you can get more information and register on Zoom

See you then!



The sweetheart neckline was very popular in the 1940s, including in film noir,
so I chose a modern minimal interpretation with my red Dress the Population dress



See you in September!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1980s: Film Noir and Fantasy Online Event 8/21

August 21 will be the next event in my 7-part online series on the History of Fashion in Film. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today.


Sunday, August 21
4 pm - 5:30 pm PT (7 pm - 8:30 pm ET)
Tickets $20 - register on Zoom


The third event Film Noir and Fantasy focuses on the costume designers from the 1940s and the stars they helped create - Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

His Girl Friday (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Woman of the Year (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Gilda (1946)
The Killers (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about the history, costume and fashion designers, and backstories of the stars.

In case you missed the 1930s event live, you can view Art Deco Elegance on demand on Vimeo.

Visit the GlamAmor Events page for details on upcoming events.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: ART DECO ELEGANCE on Vimeo!

 

Last weekend, fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate Art Deco Elegance for the second event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons from the 1930s - Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, and Ginger Rogers.


The Style Essentials featured in this event:

Morocco (1930)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Letty Lynton (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Top Hat (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
The Women (1939)

If you could not join us live, you can now watch the event on demand! You can either view the video on Vimeo or click "Watch Now" in the player below. 

The next event will be celebrating the 1940s and Film Noir Fantasy on Sunday, August 21 - you can get more information and register on Zoom. See you then!





Jean Harlow's 1930s style from Dinner at Eight
influenced many different bias cut gowns from the decade and beyond,
including my own from Elliatt



See you in August!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Guest on THE JAN PRICE SHOW Podcast

 

On July 2, I was a guest on the podcast The Jan Price Show. It's all about the movies and she's interviewed people we know and love, including Turner Classic Movies hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Eddie Muller. Jan and I covered a lot in our conversation - from the origins of my interest in costume design to my book Film Noir Style to TCM's great Follow the Thread series. We also discussed many of the reasons Marilyn Monroe's gown should never have been worn at the Met Gala. You can watch on the YouTube player or just listen below. I hope you enjoy our conversation!



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