Cozy Up With Our All-Time Favorite Fashion Films

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It’s that time of year again! Holiday blockbusters are hitting theaters, and the winter chill is sure to bring a few cozy movie nights at home. Both will spark a whole new crop of movie fashion inspiration. In fact, few influences on personal style have quite the impact of a favorite film or silver screen character.

Ever curious, to seven Dallas trendsetters we posed the question, “From a fashion perspective, what’s your favorite film of all time?” Grab your popcorn and read on for their star-studded responses. You just might find yourself adding to your own Hollywood must-watch list.



Steel Magnolias (1989)



Dawn Mellon
Fashion Stylist & D Moms Columnist
DFW Style Daily Best Dressed 2013 Honoree

“I had a hard time choosing just one film, because I have several favorites, but I would select the fabulous and witty women of Steel Magnolias.  I love when Olympia Dukakis’ character Clairee Belcher says, ‘The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.’ I repeat that quote often, and I believe it best represents my personal fashion philosophy. Accessorizing is an art that can transform an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary ensemble.”


The Outsiders (1983)




Larry g(EE)
Singer & Songwriter
Winner, Dallas Observer Music Awards 2013 Best Funk/R&B Act


“My favorite fashion-significant film would have to be The Outsiders. I bought a denim jacket like Johnny Cade’s after I saw the film, and have been sporting one ever since.”



Mermaids (1990) 




Heather Lettieri
Creative Director, DFW Style Daily


“I would choose Mermaids because it was such a relatable film for me. I saw so much of my own mother in Cher’s character. With her pink Cadillac, big hair, and cool clothes, I thought she was the ultimate broad to be.”





Grey Gardens (2009)




Kendel Powers
Assistant Director of Visuals, Stanley Korshak


“Drew Barrymore’s portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens is simply iron clad iconic to me. ‘Little Edie’ created a magnificent spectacle of dressing each day as her way of taking a stand against her life circumstances. Her sense of style lifted her into the world of her dreams. She proved that, even if all you have is a moth-ridden leotard and a great scarf, eventually someone is going to come along and love it just as much as you do.”




Thor (2011)




Carinthia Kishaba
Owner, Couture Rocks Fine Jewelry


“I’m a bit of an odd duck, and I love Sci-Fi/Fantasy films, so my fashion movie choice is Thor. Jaimie Alexander’s character is my favorite. She is a strong, beautiful warrior, and reminds people to never underestimate a woman. Now, where can I get a sword to wield?”






Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)




Eddie Garza
Contributor, DFW Style Daily

“My pick is Girls Just Want To Have Fun, a delightfully kitschy dance flick starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker. The story takes place in Chicago, so you get a wide sense of what American teens were striving to look like back then, whether they were new wave, punk, prep, or whatever. You’ll see everything from fingerless gloves and neon leg warmers to acid-washed jeans and oversized sweaters. Oh, and I can’t forget about SJP’s Catholic school uniform. She rocked it way before Clueless made it popular.”




Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)




Regina Bruce

Financial Manager, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
& Committee Member, St. Jude Evening Under The Stars


“My favorite fashion film is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For me, it’s all about the Little Black Dress. In this iconic movie, Audrey Hepburn’s character is quirky, comical, and oh, so glamorous in her LBD.  She’s fashionable, in-the-know, and in-the-now, and you couldn’t resist her charm if you tried. You can’t help but fall in love with that character and that dress. It’s most perfect Little Black Dress of all time!”







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