Time magazine has been around for ages. One of their real trademark skills is capturing culture in pictures.
A roommate of mine who is all too aware of my costume blogging appropriately tipped me off on a link over at Time. Both he and I love to read and Time is on the list. They put together a photo essay of the 10 best loved film costumes of all time. Well, that’s according to them.
What makes these costumes stand out? More than anything it’s the recognition factor. Anyone dressed in similar outfits will immediately get a staring eye of nostalgia. And as for our impressions? Well, here’s what we have to say.
Keira Knightley as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement – Too early to tell for this one, as she’s easily stacked up against some real classics that have taken years to acquire their status.
Marilyn Monroe as the Girl in The Seven Year Itch – Perfect choice, as it has inspired countless recreations of the costume by fans and impersonators. Earlier this year, this and many of Monroe’s other famous dresses went on exhibit and we were able to post about it here.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truly a tribute to the modern princess, and none could wear it like Hepburn. We give our approval on this choice as well.
Olivia Newton John as Sandy Olsson in Grease – I remember thinking that this movie was from the 50’s when I was a kid. Now, I know better, but it does give a clap to the costumes from the flick. They did a great job at recreating an era and making it as charming as could be.