Those in the fashion world have long drawn influence from Hollywood movies, with the clothing choices of characters such as the 10 listed here going on to become essential items for many people.
1. Mr Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)
Wearing a suit in the 1990s wasn’t exactly considered cool – thanks to it being the era of grunge – but Michael Madsen’s Mr Blonde in Reservoir Dogs showed that a white shirt and black suit has timeless class, even when worn by a psychopathic criminal who cuts peoples’ ears off.
2. James Bond (Casino Royale)
Bond is pretty stylish in all of his incarnations – except perhaps the 1980s ones – but the elegant dinner suit he wore at the casino in 2006’s reboot Casino Royale really defined the old-school classiness of the character. Daniel Craig would look just as stylish if he was simply playing casino online pokies via casinoonline.co.nz on his mobile as oppose to a luxury casino in Montenegro.
3. Cher Horowitz (Clueless)
She may have been a ditz, but the protagonist of 1995 comedy Clueless was razor sharp when it came to fashion. This character, played by Alicia Silverstone, became a fashion icon of the time via outfits like her knee socks and A-Line miniskirts (Insert 2 here).
4. Jacob (Crazy Stupid Love)
This Ryan Gosling character is supposed to be the epitome of player cool, complete with stylish clothing choices such as his cashmere sweater and shades. He certainly defined how many men aim to look nowadays in this 2011 film.
5. Dickie Greenleaf (The Talented Mr Ripley)
A sort of 1950s playboy equivalent to Jacob, Dickie (Jude Law) wore preppy Ivy League outfits like black polo shirt and slacks while sunning himself in Europe, befitting his indolent but enviable character.
6. Andy Sachs (The Devil Wears Prada)
Sachs (Anne Hathaway) isn’t particularly fashionable at the start of this movie, but she undergoes a makeover after being hired by a fashion firm and her vaguely 1960s knee boots, white belted coat and cap are striking.
7. Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)
He may have been a pitiless killer but Samuel L Jackson’s hitman in this 1994 film had a cool, semi-retro afro and black suit look that became iconic.
8. Fred (Youth)
Proving that older people can still be stylish, Michael Caine’s ageing composer in this 2015 film wears cashmere, pinstriped trousers and Prince of Wales tailcoat, creating a suitably upscale cool.
9. Motorcycle Boy (Rumblefish)
Rumblefish is a 1980s classic and it is largely down to the cool of Mickey Rourke’s Motorcycle Boy. Eschewing the usual black leather for jacket, shirt and trousers, he defies expectation.
10. Zoolander (Zoolander)
What can be said about the greatest male model of all time? Ben Stiller’s ridiculous character in this 2001 comedy wears outfits like a leopardskin suit, with matching bag, and we can look forward to more outrageous outfits in the upcoming sequel.
With Zoolander 2 about to hit cinemas it is time we all made a sartorial stand in salute to him.
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