Friday, May 20, 2011

Fashion In Film Friday

What do you get when you cross the 80's fitness craze with a movie about dancing?  If you said 'FLASHDANCE' you were right on!  The soundtrack was epic and so was the major motion picture, now a vintage piece of cinematography...




Flashdance filmed in 1983, starred the then up and coming actress Jennifer Beals & was a love story of sorts about a young woman 'Alex', who was a welder by day and a dancer (not stripper) at a popular watering hole called Moby's by night.  Alex wanted to be a professional dancer and the context of the movie surrounded her passion for the craft & how in spite of coming from simple means, she wanted to make it in the big leagues.






The most memorable scene in the whole film that made it such a 'big deal' was when Beals did her 'running in place' moves wearing only tights, a torn t-shirt and the infamous 80's 'leg warmers'.  Every girl wanted the 'I just came from the dance studio' look, even if they didn't!  The poster image fleece off the shoulder top was considered the most famous look from the film and it's still enduring to this day.  






This has got to be one of the most simplest vintage, casual styles ever!






 *This is a definite 'Flashdance fash disaster' a'la train wreck Lindsey Lohan!






pics: thisnext.com, kafeinatedknits.com, clothesonfilm.com, mayanrocks.com impawards.com, connect.in.com 

2 comments:

Peanuts Creations said...

I absolutely loved this movie...the storyline, actors and of course her dancing was incredible. Thanks for taking me back to the 80's!

Still chuckling over the Lindsay Lohan pic...she doesn't have any class...IMO

Thanks for sharing!

Retro Threadz Vintage said...

This movie is an 80's classic & yes! the dancing was incredible but did you know a body double did all the dance moves? & your very welcome, the 80's was the best ever!

xoxo