I recently rewatched one of my absolute favorite films in terms of costuming, 3 Coins in the Fountain.
This movie is pretty dopey, but it is entirely worth it just to see what the characters are wearing. And I am just so drawn to that technicolor 1950s palette of muted colors.
I don’t know about you, but I will definitely watch films just for the costume and production design. It’s not just the pretty factor. I like that films construct an entire world of character and story, and the way that’s expressed through the visual.
If you think about it, that’s what each of us is doing. We are each our own little costume designers for our own lives.
If you’re interested in film inspiration, I recommend the (mostly inactive) blog Sweet Sunday Mornings for tons of beautiful film stills.
What films have you found have the most inspiring costumes?
I’d love to learn about some new ones! Give them all to us, be they classic films, new blockbusters, period dramas, all of it! Let’s all update our netflix lists.
[film stills via Sweet Sunday Mornings]