If there’s one word that’s synonymous with Hollywood, it’s glamor. Therefore, it’s no surprize that some of the most famous movie costumes were designed by equally famous designers. From designer bracelets to showstopper dresses, behind every well-dressed movie star is a talented fashion designer.
Since movies are all about the visual aspect, we can’t underestimate the impact of fashion in movies. In fact, some movie costumes have become more famous than the movie itself. To that avail, detailed below are some of the top movies with costumes made by famous designers.
James Bond: Spectre
First up is Spectre, which features tailored suits and sleek bomber jackets designed by Tom Ford. Tom Ford was the obvious designer choice for the Daniel Craig box office hit, as he’s renowned for his incredible tailoring skills. Spectre isn’t the only Bond film that Tom Ford has been a part of, with his designs featured in Quantum of Solace and No Time to Die.
If there’s one word that describes James Bond, it’s cool. Therefore, the character requires outfits that help portray this persona. Thankfully, Tom Ford fits the bill in the creation of this coolness.
The Great Gatsby
Luxury and The Great Gatsby go hand in hand. After all, the movie is set in the roaring ‘20s, when it was all about glitz and glamor. In order to achieve this aesthetic, Miuccia Prada designed as many as 40 costumes for the cinematic masterpiece. In fact, many of the pieces worn by the character Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) were designed by Prada. Is this any surprize when considering just how often she’s covered in furs, silks, and sequins?
Only Prada would be able to portray the simultaneous elegance and extravagance of the 1920s via her designs.
Black Swan is best known for its iconic ballerina dresses, which were designed by the Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Rodarte was the obvious choice of brand for the designing of such beautiful pieces. After all, Rodarte prides itself on its ability to convey romance through their pieces. This is achieved via the lens through which they view the fashion landscape, containing music, culture, poetry, film, and art. The Rodarte sisters make it their mission to tell a story through their pieces, making them best placed to design beautiful ballerina dresses for Black Swan.
I Am Love
The costumes of Tilda Swinton’s character in I Am Love were designed by Raf Simons, who was the creative director of Jil Sander at the time. The purpose of these costumes was to contribute to the portrayal of Milan’s high society. This was achieved via timeless clothes that seamlessly blended into the upper-class setting.
During Raf Simons’ time at Jil Sander, this was the first time he designed women’s wear. In this design adventure, he shifted the brand’s aesthetic from austere minimalism to a more commercially focused range. Similarly, his couture collection paid close attention to proportions, colors, and shapes.
Last but not least is Marie Antoinette, which features designs by Manolo Blahnik. Although the costumes were crafted by costume designer, Milena Canonero, Manolo Blahnik really stole the show with his shoe designs. After all, the movie features a scene in which the Queen’s shoe collection is the primary focus, with close-ups to truly showcase his work.
Any movie looking to make shoes the focus would dream of having Manolo Blahnik onside. After all, his name has become synonymous with women’s luxury shoes. As a result, he was the perfect choice for designing extravagant footwear to suit an extravagant character.