12 Legendary Dresses From Movies

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Costumes are an important part of movies that ensure viewers are impressed. Of course, costumes often take the lion's share of the movie budget, especially when famous designers are involved in the process of sewing costumes, but the result is surely worth the effort. Brilliant collaborations of actors, couturiers, directors and other well-known specialists give birth to masterpiece costumes that pass the test of time and become legendary.

Let's take a look at a few legendary images and see how fashion has changed.

 © Basic Instinct (1992) / TriStar Pictures

You've probably watched "Basic Instinct" with Sharon Stone and remember the scene where the gorgeous actress is confidently sitting on a chair with her legs crossed. We can't but admit that her outfit is more than perfect! How gorgeous her white dress and stockings are! To make Sharon's image really sexy yet not vulgar, the stylists who worked on it emphasized the beauty of the actress's legs and closed off the top part of her body. As a result, they created a stunning image and gave viewers a chance to fantasize.

© Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) / Paramount Pictures

The next costume is no less famous than Sharon Stone's white dress. The famous little black dress from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's'' was designed by Hubert de Givenchy, who became famous for this classic dress made for Audrey Hepburn.

© The Seven Year Itch (1955) / 20th Century Fox

The dress from "The Seven-Year Itch" is known to the whole world just like its owner Marilyn Monroe. The light-colored dress used two pieces of softly pleated fabric that come together behind the neck, leaving Marilyn's back bare. It is believed that the famous dress was made by William Travilla, who had already won an Oscar for "Best Costume Design".

© Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) / 20th Century Fox

The next legendary movie dress on our list is Marilyn Monroe's pink dress in the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". The dress was also designed by William Travilla for the famous sequence in which Monroe sings the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend".

© BUtterfield 8 (1960) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Elizabeth Taylor's dresses were most often recalled when slip dresses burst into fashion. This silk slip dress is an evening outfit and is not designed for everyday wear. But if you are brave enough to wear such a half-naked dress and go to the store, go ahead and do it!

© Pretty Woman(1990) / Buena Vista Pictures

The elegant and luxurious dress that Julia Roberts wore in "Pretty Woman" made the actress truly famous. The designer of the gorgeous red dress was Marilyn Vance.

© Pretty Woman (1990) / Buena Vista Pictures

And another famous dress from the same movie for Julia Roberts is more refined and modest. The designer of the dress is again Marilyn Vance.

© Titanic (1997) / 20th Century Fox

Remember the famous movie "Titanic" and its main character Rose? If yes, you probably remember the final scene of the movie in which Kate Winslet was wearing a light chocolate dress embroidered with beads. The costume designer for the film was Deborah Lynn Scott. The dress was initially supposed to be purple but taking into account the factor of water, the designer made a gorgeous dark evening gown for the character of Rose.

© Rear Window (1954) / Paramount Pictures

How do you like Grace Kelly's costume in "Rear Window"? Many fashionistas still adore this image of Grace. The wide neckline top perfectly complements the tutu skirt. After all, the costume designer for "Rear Window" was Christian Dior himself!

© Atonement (2007) / Universal Pictures

As soon as Keira Knightley appeared in this luxurious dress in "Atonement", many foreign resources rushed to declare Keira's green dress as the best costume ever. The designer of the dress was Jacqueline Durran, who won an Oscar for "Best Costume Design".

© Gone with the Wind(1939) / Loew's Inc

Remember beautiful Vivien Leigh and her majestic and graceful dresses? All the dresses she wore in the film "Gone with the Wind" were made by the costume designer for the film, Walter Plunkett. Each image of the actress was absolutely amazing and bright.

© Coco Before Chanel (2009) / Warner Bros. Pictures

And, finally, Audrey Tautou's costumes in the film "Coco before Channel" fully conveyed the style created by Channel herself. Pencil skirts, jackets, and white blouses are still in fashion and constitute an inseparable part of modern women's wardrobes.

All of the above-listed dresses have passed the test of time and have become legendary. We tend to praise and value actors and directors and sometimes forget about costume designers, who are the ones who make films atmospheric and spectacular.

Source: Personal stylist Julia Morozova

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