10 classic style movies
The list -- compiled with input from historians, critics, fashion designers, costumers, directors and others -- avoids the obvious ("Breakfast at Tiffany's") to honor sometimes overlooked movies that have had a major influence on our fashion sense.
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'Rosemary's Baby'( The Kobal Collection )
Mia Farrow first appears on-screen in the classic horror film "Rosemarys Baby" as a virginal vision of 1960s chic in a lily-white baby-doll dress and pearl earrings, courtesy of costume designer Anthea Sylbert. "That intersection of the classic look with the perverse theme is what makes it so influential," says fashion designer Kate Mulleavy. "We're inspired by horror films when we design a collection because there are always political elements lurking in those movies."
When the film debuted in 1968, Farrows adorable maternity mini-dresses had mothers-to-be hiking up their hemlines. But it was the legendary pixie cut in the movie that garnered the most attention. In the film, John Cassavetes -- as Farrows husband -- sees her new look and says, "I hope you didnt pay for that." Ha. Vidal Sassoon was actually paid $5,000 for the gamin chop that transformed Farrow into a style icon overnight.
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