Iconic movies that changed the world of fashion


As much as ever changing the world of fashion is, some of the most epic fictional characters off the big screen are often considered a source of inspiration both by major labels as well as the audience who watches these movies – sometimes something like a dozillion times.


To find out where fashion and entertainment joint forces, check out these iconic movies

Pretty Woman (1990)

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander


The modern Cinderella played by Julia Roberts back in the 90s in one of the most iconic romantic movies of all time: what makes it so special is indeed how her character goes from ‘hooker attire’ to sophisticated swagger just by the heavenly help of fashion. What’s your favourite outfit sported by Vivian? Is it the polka dot derby dress or the black cocktail dress she wears on her first date with her prince? But it wasn’t  obviously all ever so put together and posh: probably some of the most memorable outfits are actually the ones Vivian sports as Vivian, those representing the 90s in all their worst (or best) fashion moments. Don’t we now wear the same cut out one piece bodysuit?

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier


Fashion is indeed an addictive business, whether you are a self proclaimed non-fashion-lover as Andrea Sachs in her attempt to just nip in as the second assistant of Miranda Priestly, the executive of Runway fashion magazine. Too bad Andrea’s poor fashion choices are outrun by some of the best ever movie outfits put together by stylist Nigel. What’s the most iconic movie scene here? Well, it’s more of an iconic outfit actually, and that’s the winter coat ensemble, minimalistic and essential.

Grease (1978)

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing


It was all made in the late 70s, but Grease is actually the story of teens in love back in the 50s. John Travolta changed the world with his dances and moves on girls. What’s so iconic about Grease?  Danny, John Travolta, is the leader of the T-Birds: their uniform as greasers is the black leather jacket. He falls in love with Sandy, who is part of the Pink Ladies: yes, they only wear pink. Back in the 70s there was nothing more fashion forward than Grease and if you think about it, we are all pretty much victims of nappa leather jackets and white tees.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson


We bet our asses that every single time you see a woman sporting that Vidal Sassoon hairstyle, the short fringe black bob, there’s one woman, one iconic female character and one iconic movie your mind goes to, and that’s Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. The perfectly styled hair is the only ‘solid’ trait of her vulnerable character and that white shirt plus black pants combo, we all know it was asking to get messes up.

The Divergent Series

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fashion divergent? Tris doesn’t just dress up as a divergent, she’s one and she’s ready to fight for her identity when the Bureau of Genetic Welfare finds out.


We used a special fabric with some elastic in it. We used a combination of the 3D fabric that we made says Poggioli.

So all the pants that Tris wore, it was a fabric we made with special elastic costume

designer Carlo Poggioli stated in an interview with Hollywood Reporter.

Point Break (1991)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey


Take a Hawaiian printed shirt and ask yourself: ‘’who has been the coolest man on earth looking even coller thanks to a Hawaiian printed shirt?” His fictional name is Bodhi and he did it in one of the most iconic thriller  movies of all time. Point Break made us all dream of freedom and riding those waves alongside The EXPresidents, and that’s the spirit the iconic printed shirt embodies as the most significant movie outfit of this cult.