Back to the origins

Back to the origins

"Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Gossip Girl," or "The Big Gatsby" – every decade has its iconic movie hits. Iconic celebrity outfits have become recognizable, and people continuously try to recreate those. Today we will try to recreate the famous outfits from movies using stylish and sophisticated dresses from the Milla brand.

Iconic dresses in the history of cinematography

Costumes are one of the most important elements of filmmaking. It is thanks to them that the viewer easily recognizes a genre or culture. Sometimes the clothes of the characters even "speak" for them and define their personality, as well as indicate their social status.

There is no doubt that celebrities have inspired audiences from all over the world for decades. Especially in times of crisis, many of them found a moment of respite in their dreams of great fame and fortune. To feel like a movie star for a moment, the audience tried to resemble movie characters with their clothes, imitating characteristic stylizations. We've put together a short list of styles that have gone from the big screen to the mainstream.

  1. If you haven't seen the 1961 Tiffany's Breakfast masterpiece, do it as soon as possible. It is in this film that Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a lady who loves expensive jewelry and her cat. Thanks to Audrey Hepburn, a black Givenchy halter dress, a short pearl necklace, and black Ray-Ban cat glasses became iconic. Look for dress models in this direction in the Cocktail Dresses category.
  2. In contrast to the tight black dress, it is worth mentioning the white cocktail dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the iconic scene from the movie The Seven Year Itch. This dress became an integral part of every stylish woman’s wardrobe in the second half of the 1950s and early 1960s.
  3. The third author of an iconic style is Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990). The lady went through a fantastic metamorphosis from a prostitute to an elegant and modern lady. Costume designer Marilyn Vance was responsible for the costumes for the film. Of all the stylizations, the red velvet dress was best remembered by the audience. The search for this dress lasted so long that the creators wanted to abandon the scene. In an interview with Elle magazine, Marilyn said that the Western Costumes atelier (the place where the prototype of this outfit was created) receives thousands of requests every year for Valentine's Day to make a copy of the dress. You can recreate the look with our Classy drop-shoulder red satin dress.
  4. We should also definitely mention Michelle Pfeiffer in the "Scarface" movie. The emerald color combination dress is a real gem in the fashion world. Such a dress can be easily chosen for both a New Year's party, a corporate party or a friend's birthday. Complete it with a stylish necklace or bracelets and sandals with thin stilettos, and you will look unforgettable.
  5. Another movie we would like to focus on is The Great Gatsby – a modern motion picture that describes the events of the 20s. For the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, Brooks Brothers provided over 1,200 costumes. There were 40 dresses designed by Miuccia Prada, and Tiffany & Co. presented a diamond headband worn by Carey Mulligan, who plays Daisy. Iconic movie outfits, low-waisted flapper dresses richly embellished with beading, fringe, feathers, and fancy hair bands from the movie's wardrobes alluded to pre-Depression American aristocratic style.
  6. Let's move to Carrie Bradshaw. She needs no introduction. It was thanks to this character that the world remembered and fell in love with the high heels of Manolo Blahnik. The most famous of these is the emerald shoes that Sarah Jessica Parker wore on her wedding day to Mr. Big. After the premiere of "Sex and the City" in 2008, the Spanish shoe brand recorded a huge increase in sales, and the Hangisi model mentioned above was completely sold out. As for outfits, Carrie has worn the most iconic dresses to numerous parties in New York. These are floor-length evening dresses she wore together with satin gloves and minis, which were also numerous in the wardrobe of a fashionista.
  7. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, who starred in The Gossip Girl, became style icons for young girls during 2007-2012. The appearance of Serena, Blair, Chuck and other heroes became a trendsetter at that time. The costume designer Eric Daman (who previously worked on Sex and the City) was not afraid of unexpected combinations, emphasizing the teenage nature of the main characters. Episodes of the movie show us the creations from brands such as Marchesa, TopShop, Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, and Chanel. At parties, Serena and Blair shone in dresses from the most famous designers.

Recreate images from famous films with the "Milla" brand

As you can see, even the most famous outfits from films can be recreated. Look for ideas in the world of cinematography, and our catalog of dresses will help bring them to life. We ship orders to the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and Philadelphia) and worldwide.