T Lo Recommends: Fashion in Film
Darlings, when we find something that turns out to be a perfect little time-waster, we always have an overwhelming urge to post it on the blog. Dignity and common sense rear their snotty little heads, however, and that’s why you’re not subjected to endless posts about hot guys and kittens. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we figure you’d all get bored pretty quickly and besides, if there’s one thing we’ve established in the last four years it’s that we do love to run off at the mouth.
We just happened to sit down the other day and do something we haven’t done in at least 20 years: watch Annie Hall from beginning to end. We forgot how great that movie was. And we forgot how memorable Diane Keaton’s wardrobe was, not to mention how influential, looking back from 30+ years later.
Synchronicity came knock-knock-knocking on our front door because we happened to come across a time-waster today good enough to share with you, our beloved minions. We’re talking about the 2008 documentary Fashion in Film, which is on LOGO’s site; the entire 42 minutes of it. The title is pretty self-explanatory, but the subject matter ranges from how film influences fashion, to how costume describes a character’s state of mind (a topic that might be of some interest to Mad Style followers), to how celebrities are singlehandedly changing fashion and how the biggest innovator of all in that regard was none other than Jaclyn Smith. And the list of talking heads is impressive. Given the subject matter, you can’t do better than getting the opinions of designers, stylists, actors, directors, journalists, editors, models, and costume designers. Every position that could offer an informed opinion is given an opportunity here.
And the films referenced are the best part. Oh sure, you expect to hear about Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Birds and Sex in the City, or even Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But they don’t stop there, drawing a straight line between the film and fashion worlds by citing Pirates of the Carribean, Pretty Woman, Cinderella, Legally Blonde, Atonement, Titanic, American Gigolo, Flashdance, Desperately Seeking Susan, Scarface, Clueless, and yes, Annie Hall.
Anyway, it’s fun for the whole family, assuming the whole family is as obsessed with fashion and filmmaking the way we are. Check it out here.