1960s Movies and Fashion

1960s movies

1960s movies include, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961): Audrey Hepburn's look in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" made her known to be "the most influential fashion icon of the twentieth century." Every outfit she wears in the film conveys an image of class and elegance, but her particular claim to fame was the little black cocktail dress and pearls. The dress has been copied and re-invented by designers hundreds of times over since the film's release, and is still a fashion favorite that we continue to see on the red carpet. The original little black dress was recently sold at auction for $800,000.

The Birds

“The Birds” (1963): Actress Jessica Tandy is fashionable and pristine as Lydia Brenner in “The Birds”, with very chic blouses and skirt suits, dainty jewelry, and not a hair out of place. Fashion designer Michael Kors came out with a whole fashion line based on the wardrobe from this Hitchcock thriller.

Bonnie and Clyde

"Bonnie and Clyde" (1967): Faye Dunaway's character in the film, Theodora, invented a whole new look and had girls scrambling to become retro chic. Pencil skirts, knit sweaters, scarves, and the French-style beret all became hot merchandise throughout the nation. It became the anti-establishment look of a gun-wielding rebel.

(no photo)"The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968): When Steve McQueen appeared in this film in sexy tailored three-piece suits, British menswear became in high demand in American stores for the first time. The suits were tailored by Douglas Hayward, and English designer who continues to inspire American designers to this day.
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