Friday, November 8, 2013

Cinema Style: Bonnie and Clyde

When Bonnie and Clyde (full review here) came out in 1967, no one had seen anything quite like it- that slapstick, glamour and violence all melded into one film like that. Critics and audiences alike were divided on what to think of it. What people were sure of though, was the clothes. As the films' writersd had put tit, Bonnie and Clyde "..is about style and people how have style. It is about people whose style set them apart from their time and place." Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty brought to life the thrilling tale of the two real-life bank robbers in clothes that started a fashion craze. The film's distinctive 1930s-as-filtered-through-the-1960s look has been elevated into a classic, timeless look that can easily be placed within a modern wardrobe.
Bonnie and Clyde 2


Skirt, Sweater, Beret, Clutch (Similar Here), Shoes


The above outfit is modeled after one of the film's- and indeed all of film history's- most iconic looks. A vintage, short-sleeved sweater is paired with a pencil skirt and topped by both a beret and scarf. As a result of the film, hemlines dropped back to mid-length skirts, and the sales of both berets and scarves shot up. In fact, Faye Dunaway even took to wearing the look in her everyday life too. She was even photographed as an example street style by a magazine- but the style by then was so pervasive no one quite recognized it was Bonnie herself they were snapping pictures of!


As Dunaway described it, these are " masculine looks in a feminine way."  There is a plethora of silks and tweeds with the earth tones that being very prevalent, so it's a look perfect for fall and winter. As such, our second Bonnie and Clyde inspired look has a slightly more professional look that the two bank robbers aspired towards once the money started coming in. A tweed blazer is paired with another long skirt and, as always, with a beret and scarf- this time in a wine color and feather print respectively. The slightly vintage vibe is finished with low-heeled shoes. As Dunaway described it,  
Bonnie and Clyde 1

14 comments:

  1. excellent inspiration board. thank you! :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  2. I adore these looks and would wear them in a heartbeat. In fact I want to recreate them with pieces in my wardrobe. Great choices all around.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I think a lot of the looks in this movie could be recreated from clothing most women already own. This style became sort of "classic" you know.

      Thanks Suzanne!

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  3. I can't stand Faye Dunaway, but the clothes are very stylish.

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    1. I've never seen Dunaway in anything else. I liked her alright in this. She's in the original Thomas Crowne Affair, right? Is that any good do you know?

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  4. Fun inspiration! Love that beret with sweater look. I'm totally looking forward to this movie! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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    1. It is a great movie. Even decades later, I think it still has the power to shock audiences.

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  5. I could see you wearing all of this.

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  6. hello,

    and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog :)
    I love your style as well! and this post right here is killing me - I want those items so bad :)

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  7. I love the look from the first picture, yet I am a huge fan of tweed so the second outfit you styled is also a winner for me ^^ And I want to note again how much I LOVE your writing style when you're reviewing movies. You just know how to sell them and you're SO good with words ^^ xo

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    1. Oh, thank you Nikki! That totally cheered up my day :)

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