Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cinema Connection--Influence of Classic Costume Design at the 2017 Academy Awards

Any who follow GlamAmor know that one of my missions in life is to put a spotlight on the costume designers from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Their work continues to inspire fashion today and is one way to show the ongoing relevance of classic cinema. There are many examples of their influence in the fashion industry each season as trends come and go, but the red carpet is always a place that relies on Hollywood glamour and takes its cues from iconic costume design. For those who weren't with me on social media last Sunday night, here are some of my #CinemaConnection sightings from the 2017 Academy Awards.

Jennifer Aniston in Versace and
Michelle Pfeiffer in Patricia Norris for 1983's Scarface

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute Couture and
Marilyn Monroe in Travilla for 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Kirsten Dunst also in Christian Dior Haute Couture and
Elizabeth Taylor in Edith Head for 1951's A Place in the Sun

Octavia Spencer in Marchesa and
Ginger Rogers in Bernard Newman for 1935's Top Hat

E! Entertainment host Giuliana Rancic in Georges Chakra Couture and
Grace Kelly in Edith Head for 1955's To Catch a Thief

Fans watching the red carpet at the 1946 Academy Awards

Photo above courtesy of the Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles
Opening photo courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

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