From Marilyn Monroe
to Alicia Silverstone
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Goldie Hawn in Death Fits You So Well
The protagonist: Goldie Hawn in the role of Helen Sharp in Robert Zemeckis’s Death Fits You So Well (1992).
The Red Dress: There are other red dresses and garments in this movie, but this heart-shaped halter neckline evening gown with a slit in the skirt is the highlight of the plot. Just when we expected to see a Helen at low hours, this sensual red dress devised by costume designer Joanna Johnston demonstrates all the magic of the elixir of eternal youth.
Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
The protagonist: Julia Roberts in the role of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman (1990) by Garry Marshall.
The Red Dress: With long, fiery red gloves, this could be the great look for next fall-winter 2020/21. But trends aside, this draped chiffon dress with off-the-shoulder neckline might not have been the color that has made it so famous. According to the Editor’s Choice website, there was a dispute between the studio, the producers and costume designer Marilyn Vance-Straker about its hue – the first two wanted it to be black – which won the latter thanks to multiple screen tests.
Nicole Kidman at Moulin Rouge
The protagonist: Nicole Kidman in the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001) by Baz Luhrmann.
The Red Dress: Doing justice to the name of the protagonist of the film, this red satin dress named Red Satin is made up of a bodice and a matching Victorian skirt. A design that, as revealed by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, is part of the more than 400 costumes that costume designers Catherine Martin (director’s wife) and Angus Strathie had to create to evoke “the voluptuous intoxicating world of Paris of the XIX century ”.
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The protagonist: Marilyn Monroe in the role of Lorelei Lee in Howard Hawks’ The Knights Prefer Blondes (1953).
The red dress: without wanting to enter future events, we have already warned that red sequin dresses are one of the key pieces of the next autumn-winter 2020/21. This one worn by matching Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in this 1950s movie is also characterized by its long sleeves, its vertiginous V-neckline and its deep side slit in the skirt topped with a beaded brooch. A design that reached $ 250,000 at an auction held in Beverly Hills last November.
The one with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
The protagonist: Alicia Silverstone in the role of Cher Horowitz in Clueless (1995).
The Red Dress: Signed by Alaïa and topped off with some Jimmy Choo shoes, this red cocktail mini dress stars in one of the most memorable scenes in the film. An armed robbery that forces Cher to dirty her precious dress after a dialogue between two very different universes that is worth remembering. «To get a dress from Alaïa I had to make so many calls,» recalls costume designer Mona May on Dazed. «My budget was not huge, so we used everything I could get for free, and Alaïa was very generous with the pieces, he was a very collaborative designer. «
Audrey Hepburn on Funny Face
The main character: Audrey Hepburn in the role of Jo Stockton in Stanley Donen’s Funny Face (1957).
The red dress: although most of the looks of the film were designed by the legendary Edith Head, who took an Oscar for her work, the dresses in which the protagonist poses in Paris were created by Hubert de Givenchy with whom Audrey had a close friendship. This red strapless neckline dress with which the actress goes down the famous Daru staircase of the Louvre with the statue of the winged Victory of Samothracia behind is one of them.
Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The protagonist: Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) by Robert Zemeckis.
The red dress: it is not the first time that costume designer Joanna Johnston worked with director Robert Zemeckis (Death suits you so well (1992) was another of her collaborations with a red dress as the protagonist) but this was the one she did Johnston became one of the first costume designers to address animation and motion capture techniques in her work. The result was the stunning red sequin dress with strapless neckline and sweetheart silhouette of the animated protagonist whose drawing was inspired by actresses Veronica Lake and Vikki Dougan.
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