Here’s a list of movies starring fashion icons from across the decades to inspire you to update your closet. Whether your style is classic, tomboy, hipster, or anything in between, the unique clothes featured in these films could help you find the perfect addition to your wardrobe or give you ideas to try something new.
Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
We might as well get the most obvious choice for this list out of the way first. No one could make a list of style icons in film without including the timeless Audrey Hepburn. She is most famous for popularizing the little black dress in her iconic Breakfast At Tiffany’s outfit and, in fact, the film is more famous for Hepburn’s fashions than anything else. According to Hepburn biographer Barry Paris, Truman Capote — the author of the novella upon which the movie is (loosely) based — hated the film and had originally wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the haunted, lost Holly Golightly. Upon reading the book, it’s hard not to agree with him, but had that decision been made we wouldn’t have the most iconic moment of fashion in film: when Hepburn walks past Tiffany’s window wearing the black Givenchy sheath with oversized jewelry and sunglasses. Funny Face and Sabrina are also must-watches for anyone looking to imitate Hepburn’s classic style.