Fashion loves to use film as inspiration, often recreating movie scenes for editorials. However, the fashion we see in a film is just as important as the editorials it inspires. I spent some time re-watching old movies this weekend, attempting to avoid the cold outside and was reminded how wonderful the wardrobe was in many Audrey Hepburn films. In fact, the opening credits of Charade note that Hepburn’s wardrobe for the film is entirely by Givenchy.Her character was always perfectly chic and suited her quite nicely. More recently designers such as Rodarte with Black Swan, have been hired as costume designers.
Fashion and film will always be intertwined I think, and I’m perfectly happy to see designers getting more involved in film wardrobes. Certainly it wouldn’t always work, and shouldn’t be used to promote a brand or product as with typical product placement, but when a particular character or film seems to collide perfectly with a certain brand aesthetic, why not?
What do you think? Would you like to see more designers work as costume designers?