They say the clothes make the man, but often times, the clothes make the movie. A well-designed wardrobe of costume can be incredibly important to a film’s mis-en-scene. Here are our 10 favorite accomplishments in movie costuming ever. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/9AGRm
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Costumes by: John Paul Gaultier
What CAN’T we say about the costumes in the Fifth Element? Is there any character whose personality is better summed up by his outfit than Ruby Rhod – in Sci Fi or otherwise?
The spate of wire fu movies in the early 2000s featured some beautiful movements, but the costume design was equally as evocative. We pick Hero for its truly masterful execution of a series of color palettes.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Costumes By: Lucinda Ballard
Marlon Brando doesn’t need too much help to look cool. But, the costumes in Streetcar did so with a deft hand.
The Royal Tennenbaums (2001)
Costumes By: Karen Patch
Wes Anderson movies are defined by their visual style, and the Royal Tennenbaums is possibly the best example.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Costumes by: Alexandra Byrne
The gowns, dresses, and even armor Queen Elizabeth dons over the course of this film are opulent and excessive, but completely appropriate to the story, set in a world where nobles’ garb was performance.
Costume Design: Albert Wolsky
C’mon. The Pink Ladies and the Thunderbirds are the epitome of 50s cool. And while John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John can take some credit for Danny and Sandy’s cool factor, his leather jacket and her sweater set (or leather pants) have to be acknowledged as well.
The Seven Year Itch
Costumes by: William Travilla
Marilyn Monroe. White dress. Subway Vent. ‘Nuff Said.
Costumes by: John Dunn
Men’s costumes can be just as iconic as a woman’s dress, and that fact is on spectacular display in Martin Scorsese’s Casino.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Costumes By: Edith Head
Audrey Hepburn was never less than glamorous, and nowhere is that on better display than this iconic film.
Wizard of Oz (1939)
Costumes by: Adrian
This film’s characters are instantly recognizable by their costumes, even when far away, down the Yellow Brick Road. That’s iconic