Category Archives: This summer we’re channelling

The Birth of the Androgynous Look: Greta Garbo in “The Single Standard”

It was 1929 when Greta Garbo introduced trousers into women’s fashion, when she appeared in her lover’s clothes in The Single Standard. It was Garbo who paved the way for Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn. She invented the androgynous look. Read More

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The Armani Aesthetic and Film Costume Appropriation: Sam Shepard in “Voyager”

By offsetting the functionality of his 1950s clothes with a modern stylishness, a stylishness that confers Walter Faber a universal appeal, Armani “surpasses the barrier of time” in Voyager. Read More

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La Dolce Vita Meets New York Jazz and Beat Scene: Jude Law in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

It isn’t hard to aspire to being Dickie Greenleaf and to his life of Italian leisure. Jude Law’s charismatic Dickie is confident and cool and so comfortable with the good life. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Ali MacGraw in “Players”

Ali MacGraw is the essence of Calvin Kline unabridged style in “Players” (1979). Read More

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The All-Natural Look of Two Mythical Creatures: Thelma and Louise

With their disheveled and dusty looks, weather-beaten tan, high waist faded jeans, white and black tank tops, cowboy boots, unisex sunglasses and men’s cap and hat, Thelma and Louise “become more and more natural, but more and more beautiful as it goes on… Read More

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