Fashion in Film: Iconic Outfits from the Big Screen

Many of us have been spending a great deal of time at home due to our current circumstances. With little prospect of seeing those outside of our own households, many of us have found and continue finding ourselves slumped in front of the television feeling bedraggled in our loungewear. With that in mind, here are some of the most iconic fashion moments from film history to put the style back into self-isolation.

Illustration by Rebecca Marks


There is nothing like a feel-good movie in times of uncertainty, and Grease is exactly that. The 1978 musical has earned its position as an all-time classic for its light-hearted romance and catchy soundtrack, not to mention its iconic wardrobe. Perhaps the most famous outfit to make an appearance in the film is the skin-tight black leather trouser-and-jacket combo worn by Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) in the big finale. It is indicative of her change in character from the strait-laced girl we see at the start of the film to the sexy and playful woman dancing freely away in the ending. This costume was so iconic that it later went on to fetch a combined estimate of $230,000 (£185,000) at auction more than 40 years later.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Any best-dressed list would not be complete without mentioning Audrey Hepburn. The movie-star was famed for her elegant sense of style shared by her character of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany