Friday, April 22, 2011

Fashion In Film Friday

Every Friday here at Retro Threadz we discuss movies that have inspired fashion and this weeks feature film is the vintage 1967 movie Bonnie & Clyde starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

The movie was based on the actual events that transpired between Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the 1930's.  Bonnie & Clyde were two notorious outlaw bank robbers who also committed several civilian murders during their travels with their gang during the great depression.

Shortly after the 1967 film went mainstream, a fashion trend sparked to recreate the bad ass outlaw look of Bonnie Parker. Her look in the film was tailored yet functional with a touch of glamour.  Wearing scarves and topping off your bobbed hairstyle with a beret became extremely popular because of this rebel girl sex appeal of Faye Dunaway's character. 

Bonnie had the ability to look good at all times in spite of being on the run from the law.  In addition to the scarf and beret, her signature style included the streamline pencil skirt and knit sweater which is so easy to copy.

The film will remain a classic as will the timeless style...

I'm sure the 'real' Bonnie Parker would be happy to know that she was famous for more than being an outlaw.  She was also a style icon before her time...


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