Fashion and Cinema - Tiff 40
This year TIFF celebrated its 40th anniversary with a 10 day festival starting from September 10. Tiff kicked off in 1976 with the name “Festival of Festivals” and has become a huge success since then. Obviously, fashion plays a big role in this event where people travel from all the over the world to attend as well as the movies that start fashion trends and create iconic looks remembered decades later. Fashion makes a movie story compelling by speaking volumes about its characters. It conveys a sense of place and time revealing lifestyles and identity of the characters visually.
We have put together a list of the most iconic fashion looks in movies and fashion trends since 1950s.
- Rear Window (1954, Grace Kelly). Famous for elegant dresses and separates accessorized with pearls and a bag by Mark Cross that sent people scrambling to the stores to get their hands on one.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, Audrey Hepburn). Who can forget the cool sophistication of the black dress, chunky pearl necklace and dark shades.
- Annie Hall (1977, Diane Keaton). The character Annie Hall created a unique look inspired by menswear items such as neckties, fedora and white shirts layered with an oversized vest or blazers.
- The Breakfast Club (1985, Molly Ringwald). This movie inspired the trend for high-waisted skirts, distressed, patterned/studded leggings, neon colors and Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
- Pulp Fiction (1994, Uma Thurman). Made the monochrome trend popular by wearing simple black slacks and a crisp white button-down shirt.
- Clueless (1995, Alicia Silverstone). Inspired trends such as slip dresses, plaid skirts and over-the-knee socks.
- Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009, Isla Fisher). Put the spotlight on bold hues and patterns, envelope clutch and of course the green scarf!
- The Great Gatsby (2013, Carey Mulligan). This movie made 1920s glam current. The year this movie was released tiaras, pearl tassel necklaces and hand ornaments became the It - accessories.
Tiff featured hundreds of movies and hosted red carpet events and soirees attended by press, publicists, producers/directors and actors as well as guests attending the event form all over the world. Here is a list of top 10 fashion trends seen at TIFF.
- Crossbody bags
- Gold and silver bracelets and rings
- Long necklaces
- Ankle boots
- Long skirts
- Wave pattern accessories
- Monochrome outfits
- Clutch bags
- Bright color scarves
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