Bonnie and Clyde, 1967
Your wardrobe called: it’s in need of a beret and a neckerchief because they make Faye Dunaway look like a goddess.
Our favorite Keira Knightley outfit ever. Yes, that includes the football kit in Bend It Like Beckham.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
A little black Givenchy goes a long way… The image of Audrey Hepburn in this now-iconic dress is a perennial style reference for a very good reason.
Love Story, 1970
The truth of Love Story’s famous quote, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”, is debatable, but the brilliance of Ali MacGraw’s preppy ’70s style is not up for discussion.
When you need to (and it happens to us all), channel Elizabeth Taylor as the ruler of Egypt in plenty of gold.
OK, so they had some behavioral issues, but when it comes to color blocking (even the balls match their outfits in the Heathers’ croquet game), these girls are model pupils.
Apparently, the ever-stylish Solange Knowles screened this movie for guests ahead of her 2014 wedding to music video director Alan Ferguson. Well, the inimitable Diana Ross playing Tracy, a woman conquering the fashion industry, is everything.
True, some prefer Michelle Pfeiffer’s biker-chic take on the Pink Lady aesthetic in Grease 2, but there’s no doubting Olivia Newton-John’s second-skin pants moment is iconic.
Blade Runner, 1982
We’re willing to venture that Sean Young as android Rachael is the most stylish robot we’ve ever seen. The immaculate tailoring clinches it.
Out of Africa, 1985
Who knew putty-colored linens and khaki tailoring could look so fabulous? Of course Meryl Streep schooled us in their worthiness.
Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985
Leggings, blazers, visible underwear, stacks of bangles and paint-box-bright colors have never looked so good.
Pulp Fiction, 1994
Soundtracked by You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry, the only thing better than Uma Thurman and John Travolta’s moves in the infamous dance scene is Thurman’s oversized shirt and ankle-grazing pants.
What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993
In an array of glittering costumes that require your full attention, Angela Bassett as Tina Turner is as fabulous as you would expect.
Note to self/the entire world: Nothing says ‘living my best life’ like a gold sequined dress.
The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999
Be your best self at the beach by channeling Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood – retro-Riviera-style is always elegant.
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
Gemma Chan successfully steals the dazzling opening sequence of Crazy Rich Asians in light-pink Christian Dior.
Black Swan, 2010
We have Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte to thank for transforming Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis into otherworldly ballerinas and making tulle totally appealing.
The Seven Year Itch, 1955
Whether you’ve seen the film or not, the image of The Girl (played by Marilyn Monroe) in her fluttering white halter dress is shorthand for the playful glamour that the star is legendary for.
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