The sophistication in storytelling of European-American films is shown through elaborate and meticulous costumes. The costumes in the movie not only show the character’s personality and emotions, but also convey many stories and messages to viewers. With a very careful and meticulous investment, the following European-American dramas and series are worthy of being “monuments” for fashion and film lovers.
Miss Cher can be “clueless” – know nothing about love, but understand very well the closet and her own style. It’s been more than 25 years since the film first premiered, but Cher’s gold plaid dress is still loved by many fashionista, especially when retro trends are still dominating the fashion world.
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006)
The film won the 2007 prestigious Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Kirsten Dunst wears a floral design that stretches across an elegant pastel palette. The elaborate studded and lace details make Marie Antoinette’s outfit luxurious, worthy of the status of queen of France.
THE DEVIL WEAS PRADA (2006)
Viewers have the opportunity to follow the journey into the fashion world of reporter Andy Sachs. Nearly 15 years after the film’s release, many “movie nerds” from Europe and America are still overwhelmed by her splendid “transformation” to impress the fastidious editor Miranda Priestly. The 3 characters Miranda, Emily and Andy never let viewers down when they always appear in decent and trendy outfits.
In addition to the legendary “blue sweater” scene, the figure of Andy Sachs walking on the streets of New York has become a memorable scene of the movie. Andy’s clothes change from one angle to the other, as if recreating her growing up at Runway magazine.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (2010-2017)
Lost in the mysteries and dangers of the town of Rosewood, the “lying angels” always apply the saying: “Dress up as if you are preparing to meet your greatest enemy”. 5 girls with 5 different styles from preppy to dynamic always make viewers jealous of the perfect wardrobe for every event.
LA LA LAND (2016)
La La Land succeeds in recreating the beauty of Hollywood, Los Angeles both splendid and close to the audience. There must be many girls when seeing Mia appear on the screen and exclaimed: “Oh, I have a similar dress at home!” Simple design and vibrant colors, costumes are not a small factor to help create the echo of the movie. La La Land has 2 nominations for Best Apparel Design at Oscar and BAFTA 2017.
In addition to the colorful dresses, Mia looks equally stylish and feminine when combining a plaid vest with a soft silk shirt. (Photo: IMDb)
PHANTOM THREAD (2017)
The film is about a designer named Reynolds Woodcock in London in the 1950s. While the world is in fads, he is always in search of eternal beauty. Each dress in the movie possesses timeless elegance. In 2018, the film received 4 awards for the most prestigious Costume Design including: Oscar, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Satellite Awards.
The costume also “plays” the narrator, telling the love story between Reynolds and Alma Elson.
For the characters in Dynasty, costume is a measure of social status. When you’re trying to dominate a billion-dollar business, the clothes you wear when you step downstairs for breakfast should be more polished and polished than usual.
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Inspired by the European-American drama of the same name in the 80s, Dynasty’s wardrobe overwhelmed the many shoulder-padded suits, luxurious silk materials and iridescent outfits.
OCEAN’S 8 (2018)
Gathered into “bandits of the century” are 8 ladies who possess top-class fashion styles. The film revolves around the mission to steal the necklace Toussaint at the “fashion banquet” Met Gala. Fashion followers are sure to be delighted with the performances of more than 300 gorgeous items like stepping out from the catwalk.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019)
Set in Los Angeles in 1969, the film portrays two prominent fashion styles in this period through two characters: European – American film actress Sharon Tate and hippie “Pussycat”. With 14 nominations for Best Costume Design, the film’s costumes were an important factor that made viewers feel nostalgic about Hollywood in the 60s.