Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion In Film Friday - FOOTLOOSE

Who doesn't remember the movie that inspired a generation to get up and 'dance'?!  The 1984 film Footloose, starring then acting newbie Kevin Bacon and unknown starlet Sarah Jessica Parker, was about a hip Chicago teen, Ren McCormack (portrayed by Bacon), who moves to a small rural town and soon thereafter discovers that no dancing is allowed as well as any rock music due to the banning of it after the local minister's son was killed in a car accident.
Don't know about you, but I still have the soundtrack of vintage 80's tunes that were the backdrop to this amazing classic.  Aside from the music, the fashions in the film were depicting of the small town values and the rebellious teens who more than desired to break free from them.  Relaxed and loose was the style choices for this flick.  Cutoffs, jeans, cowboy boots, flannel shirts & white tees were worn by both male and female cast members to give the laid back feel needed to make the storyline believable.  At the end of the film, we get to see them all gussied up as they pull off a prom in a barn after the pastor lifts the 'no party' rule... 
Like Flashdance, and every other 80's dance inspired movie, Footloose fashion trends fell into place with a quickness mostly because it was an easy and affordable style to acquire...
 *RANDOM FACT: A remake of Footloose is in the works to be released this year starring Kenny Wormald & Julianna Hough       


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