Sometimes films are remembered to us not only by the wonderful play of the actors and the incredibly confusing plot. In some cases, the costumes of heroes become a symbol of a particular cinema story. For example, it is impossible to imagine “Pretty Woman” without Julia Roberts in a red evening dress, and Audrey Hepburn's black dress, successfully complemented by a pearl necklace, has long gone down in history. What can we say about those outfits that completely deserve the title of "greatest dress in the history of cinema."
Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961
One of the most famous dresses created by Hubert Givenchy specifically for the heroine Audrey Hepburn - frivolous and eccentric Holly Golightly. The outfit so captivated the female audience that it is still considered an icon of style and femininity. In 2006, the dress was sold at auction for 807 thousand dollars.
Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman, 1990
It is impossible to imagine a film without Julia, whose appearance in an evening elegant red dress with bare shoulders amazed not only the main character, but also the audience. The touching story of the “nocturnal butterfly” became an example for many women, showing that in real love there are no prejudices and prohibitions. By the way, not only this costume was remembered in the film. A brown midi dress in large white peas is a contemporary print of 2019. Today, an exact copy of the outfits can be bought from 2000 rubles, depending on the manufacturer.
Keira Knightley, The Atonement, 2007
According to critics, the green flowing dress of the heroine of Keira Knightley is "the most spectacular in the history of cinema." Designer Jacqueline Durran created it exactly as described in Ian McEwan's book, which refers to the only outfit that Cecilia likes - "green prom without back." Perhaps this dress in the film fully conveys the atmosphere of lightness and at the same time exceptional sexuality and femininity. Unfortunately, the costume wasn’t preserved, because it was so thin and delicate that it was torn during filming and multiple takes.
Lyudmila Gurchenko, Carnival Night, 1956
After the film was released on wide screens, all fashionistas wanted to get the same dress as the heroine Lyudmila Gurchenko - Helen Krylova. At first, there were rumors that a strict black dress with a satin belt and such a suitable accessory, such as a white clutch, was sewn for the actress by Christian Dior himself, but this is not so. All outfits were sewn exclusively in Moscow. It is worth noting that, perhaps, this dress would not look so chic on any other actress, since the delicate emphasis on the waist made the image unforgettable, because the actress herself said that her waist volume was 48 cm. Unfortunately, the dress was not saved. It is not known where it is located - either lost in the backstage of Mosfilm, or became the property of someone else's personal collection.
Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind, 1939
Scarlett O'Hara is exactly the character whose dresses admired their beauty. Created by the talented costume designer Walter Plunkett, they still dictate fashion, and thousands of women dream of having at least one outfit from the movie in their wardrobe. The most popular and unsurpassed is a green dress, in the story sewn from velvet curtains. Many of the costumes from the film were permanent exhibits of numerous exhibitions, and, as a result, were very worn out. Today they are completely restored and belong to the Hollywood producer and director David O. Selznik.