Friday, January 13, 2012

Cinema Connection--1940s Film Noir Style...Then and Now


As you know, one of the missions of GlamAmor is to show how much in fashion today continues to be influenced by classic film.  This was never so true than on the Fall/Winter runways where most of the designers flocked to film noir of the 1930s and 1940s for inspiration.  Since I recently covered Blade Runner (1982), which took its neo noir style from the 30s and 40s and now considered classic, I wanted to show this progression of influence.  So let's look at the stunning costume design of the original films...to 30 years later in Blade Runner...to 30 years later on the runways today in 2012. 

This is part of a series in honor of the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival in April--Style in the Movies.  I'll be looking at film noir style on GlamAmor throughout the month...from landmark Los Angeles locations to the costume design that still makes an impact today.  Take a peek at past posts you may have missed and stay tuned for much more!

ABOVE:  Black femme fatale suiting on Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1945) and...


...Sean Young in Blade Runner
and today on the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier



Buttoned-up blouse under a blazer on Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce
and Sean Young in Blade Runner and...


...today on the runway for Givenchy



Gray strong-shouldered suiting for Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)
and Sean Young in Blade Runner and...


...today on the runway for Christian Dior



1940s fluffy fur coats on Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce
and Sean Young in Blade Runner and...


...today on the runway for Gucci



1930s fur-collared coats on Myrna Loy in The Thin Man (1934)
and Sean Young in Blade Runner and...


...today on the runway for Prada

1 comment:

Kay said...

Could this be yummier? You've actually made me want to hock the family jewels (not that I have any) and buy that amazing Dior outfit, every stitch of it. GREAT post, Kimberly and oh, my Lord, what clothes! Those fluffy broad-shouldered furs were called "chubbies" and my mother passed her faux fur navy one down to me. I wore it to death in high school (no wonder I was mocked!) and still wear it to make presentations. Nothing satisfies like great clothes, Kimberly and you've shared some doozies here. Well done! Kay
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