The PORTER Editors’ Favorite Onscreen Style Hits Of The Past Year

Lady Gaga channels high-octane ’80s glamour in House of Gucci

From surprising sartorial wins to fashion’s antidotes to lockdown leisurewear… The PORTER editors on their most memorable onscreen style moments of the past year


House of Gucci

There was little chance that House of Gucci was ever going to fall flat in the sartorial stakes. From the second that those first publicity images went viral – featuring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci clad for the slopes in excellent high-neck knits – it was cemented that the extraordinary, high-octane drama of Ridley Scott’s true-crime biopic would be mirrored in the wardrobe department. Made up of custom Gucci pieces, archive finds from the fashion house and even a few borrowed from Lady Gaga’s own collection, her costumes span ultra-alluring dresses and a treasure trove of extravagant accessories. And, while Driver’s wardrobe was a little more dialed down, there was still a plethora of impeccable tailoring to desire. Katie Berrington, senior editor

In Scenes From a Marriage, the wardrobes of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are a masterclass in understated luxury

Scenes From a Marriage

Almost as captivating as watching a beautiful couple’s relationship unravel was the immaculate wardrobe in HBO’s Scenes From A Marriage. Costume designer Miyako Bellizzi (who is unsurprisingly uber-stylish herself) did an exceptional job bringing character Jonathan’s (Oscar Isaac) fastidiousness, vanity and self-assuredness to life via elegant separates from Dries Van Noten, Loro Piana, Prada and Gucci. His wife, Mira, played to perfection by Jessica Chastain, is similarly polished in tonal ensembles, chic tailoring and glorious knitwear. It’s probably not healthy how often I think about those two and their covetable clothes. Alice Casely-Hayford, content director

Utilitarian dressing was given a subversive spin in cult Netflix survival drama Squid Game

Squid Game

If the hot-pink boiler suits worn ­– with disconcerting joylessness – by the guards in Squid Game didn’t immediately fill you with envious lust, you appear to be on a shortlist of one. Valentino, Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Richard Quinn and Versace all embraced head-to-toe fuchsia on the 2022 runways; Kim Kardashian went extra (of course!) in cerise Lycra and feathers by Balenciaga after her SNL hosting gig, and it’s worth flagging that Kanye West has been road-testing the featureless mask trend, too. If, however, you need to wear your raspberry attire in the real world, you can shop separates by Jacquemus, Cult Gaia and Honorine, and still color-block the hell out if it on public transport. Annabel Brog, entertainment partnerships director

Immaculately dressed in a plethora of stylish workwear ensembles, Lashana Lynch gave Daniel Craig a run for his money in No Time To Die

No Time To Die

Breakout star Lashana Lynch stole the show in No Time To Die. Lynch’s acting prowess was recognized at this year’s Baftas – she deservedly scooped the EE Rising Star award – and now I’d like to commend her character Nomi’s closet. Spoiler alert: in the movie, Lynch temporarily inhabits the role of legendary secret agent 007 – the first woman ever to do so – and brings a unique sartorial verve to the part, subverting Bond’s signature sharp suiting with terracotta Blazé Milano tailoring, utilitarian Tom Ford jackets and cool Loewe cargo pants. Nomi looks chic but, crucially, ready for action, and has become my workwear muse this season as I look to embrace SS22’s vibrant colors and interesting silhouettes. Gillian Brett, senior fashion features editor

Daisy Edgar-Jones’ saccharine costumes couldn’t be more at odds with her gruesome reality in rom-com horror Fresh


When Daisy Edgar-Jones steps out in a powder-pink bow-bedecked dress for the gory finale of her new slasher flick, Fresh, you just know it’s an outfit that will go down in film history. This iconic look follows in the footsteps of Carrie’s prom dress before it and is sure to inspire countless tributes across the runways next season. I will be looking to bow experts Emilia Wickstead and Saloni to recreate this effortlessly punchy look this summer. Olive Wakefield, entertainment editor

Halston featured the vibrant wardrobe of model Elsa Peretti (Rebecca Dayan) front and center


Forget the storyline, the slightly rogue casting or that long scene about perfume – the star of Halston was fashion. As it should be. While Halston’s patent trench coats, vast collection of scarves and white tailoring alone made the film worth watching, it was the wardrobe of model Elsa Peretti (played by Rebecca Dayan) that I couldn’t take my eyes off. Silk gowns in hot tones and incredible prints that billowed with intent as she walked; that Ultrasuede dress (as iconic as the man himself); and every piece she wore to Studio 54. It was the fashion tonic we needed in 2021, when we were drowning in leisurewear. Kay Barron, fashion director

The crisp New Yorker Fran Lebowitz in Pretend It’s a City

Pretend It’s a City

The self-confessed materialistic, coat-loving, angry New Yorker Fran Lebowitz is known for her clever quips and observational humor. But ever since she sat down with her close friend and acclaimed director Martin Scorsese in Netflix’s surprise hit, Pretend It’s a City, she has become a style icon for a new generation. Lebowitz’s daily uniform of mannish separates has resulted in her unintentionally perfecting the ultimate capsule wardrobe. Consisting of a crisp white shirt, oversized blazer and classic blue denim paired with brown Cuban-heeled boots, her look wouldn’t be out of place in The Row’s lookbook. She is a testament to the adage that true style never goes out of fashion. Hannah Cole, digital style editor

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