Although at first film and fashion seem like completely disparate art forms, the influence of fashion in film throughout the decades is self-evident. Here are some of my favourite partnerships:
01. Sabrina and Hubert de Givenchy
Rumour has it that when Givenchy heard a "Miss Hepburn" was in his outside offices, he assumed it was Katherine and not Audrey. Nevertheless their professional collaboration - and personal friendship - blossomed. Sabrina is the first film they worked together on, and the costumes have become classics - both in cinema and la mode.
02. Belle de Jour and Yves Saint Laurent
Another personal collaboration between actress and designer, this time Catherine Deneuve and YSL. After seeing a YSL retrospective in Paris featuring hundreds of his designs I fell absolutely in love with the classic shapes, clean lines and emphasis on elegance yet comfort. His signature style is never more evident than on Belle de Jour - absolutely stunning.
03. Black Swan and Rodarte
I haven't seen this yet - I'm really scared but so so curious and excited at the same time. But from pictures I have seen, well - ballet + Rodarte + Portman must = genius.
04. A Single Man and Tom Ford
OK, so technically Ford didn't design the costumes for this, but his personal style and vision is stamped on every costume and indeed every frame. If ever someone from fashion made an impact on cinema, this is it.
05. The Devil Wears Prada and...everyone