V Digital: Cinematic Chic

V Digital: Cinematic Chic

V Digital: Cinematic Chic

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Photography: Lorenz Schmidl

Styling: Aryeh Lappin

There's nothing quite like the magic of Hollywood. From palm trees to red carpets, the fantastic allure of Tinseltown can inspire even the most jaded of souls in a myriad of ways. But when it comes to the former—a sure-fire sign of the arrival of awards season—folks at home get to escape the mundanity of their daily lives and escape to a land that exists for one night only, every year. The 2020 Golden Globes is just one example of those nights. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Globes recognize excellence in film and television, while also speaking to our inner fashion critic. While some looks this year didn't necessarily inspire us, V did get into the moviemaking spirit in our latest digital editorial. Dubbed "Cinematic Chic" it serves as a celebration of powerful female actresses and the iconic characters they've played on the big screen.

Yes, Hollywood, despite its shortcomings can still inspire pure creativity. See for yourself, below.

Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles, Cabaret


Liza Minelli’s portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 silver screen adaptation of legendary musical Cabaret did more than cement her as a fashion icon. Playing a bohemian dancer in pre-war Germany, Minelli makes the case for a daring leggy look, and even more extravagant makeup.

Glenn Close as Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction


Glenn Close’s character in 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction may be insane, but she is also insanely well-dressed. Close plays Alex—who becomes obsessed with a married man after a brief fling—and pulls off a black leather trench effortlessly, completing the all-black look with a matching turtleneck, making bad look very good.

Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums


If you’re going to a cool Halloween party, you’re almost guaranteed to see some girl with blonde hair dressed as Margot Tenenbaum, and with good reason. The Wes Anderson character’s look is easy to emulate: a tennis dress, a fur coat, side-parted pin-straight hair, a barrette, and black eyeshadow do the trick, and you’re automatically the best-dressed person at the costume party.

Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner’s Daughter

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Sissy Spacek’s glam look in the 1980 biopic of country singer Loretta Lynn echoes the western-inspired trends we are witnessing as of late. With her heavily embellished sequined and ruffled dresses and big head of perfectly curled locks, Spacek’s character makes the case for nothing ever being too much.

Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill, Working Girl

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Though the 80s hairstyles in 1988 rom-com Working Girl could have been a distraction to the film’s clothes, the strong shoulder-padded suits still manage to steal the show, and the silhouettes are still emulated today. The two-pieces that accompany Melanie Griffith’s character on her rise to the top of a Wall Street investment bank proves that a good suit is always a smart investment.

Cate Blanchett as Jude Quinn, I’m Not There

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It may have been a bold choice to have Cate Blanchett portray a Bob Dylan-inspired character in the 2007 drama I’m Not There, but the film itself embodies multiple bold narrative choices, such as having six actors play Dylan at different phases of his life. Blanchett sports Dylan’s signature mid-sixties look of sharp suits and black wayfarers as her character depicts the beginning of his career.

Credits: Makeup: Akiko Owada, Hair: Gonn Kinoshita, Set Designer: Hans Maharawal @  The Wall Group, Models: Luisana Gonzalez (NEXT), Amanda Googe (Women)


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