June 3, 2010

'T' IS FOR *T*OP OF THE FROCKS (MOVIE FROCKS, THAT IS!)

Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘T’ is for:
THE TOP TEN MOVIE OUTFITS OF ALL TIME!

Audrey Hepburn's black Givenchy dress from Breakfast At Tiffany's is top of the frocks, a recent poll found. The gown she wore as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film was judged greatest female screen outfit ever. The survey, conducted by DVD rental film Lovefilm to mark the release last week of the latest Sex And The City, also listed Ursula Andress's bikini from Dr No in the top five.

According to Lovefilm editor Helen Cowley: "Audrey Hepburn has truly made that little black dress a fashion staple which has stood the test of time despite competition from some of the most stylish females around. As Sarah Jessica Parker and co-stars prepare to provide the next fashion fix for women everywhere, it'll be interesting to see if their latest threads can make the same impact."

KEY:
1 Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961, above)
2 Keira Knightly (Atonement 2007, below)
3 Marilyn Monroe (Seven Year Itch 1955)
4 Ursula Andress (Dr No 1962)
5 Kate Hudson (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003)
6 Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady 1964)
7 Olivia Newton John (Grease 1978)
8 Raquel Welch (One Million Years BC 1966)
9 Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge 2001)
10 Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex & The City 2008)

WHICH OUTFITS DO YOU LIKE BEST/ LEAST? WOULD YOU HAVE CHOSEN OTHERS?
DO ANY OF THESE FILMS BRING BACK SPECIAL MEMORIES? AND DO YOU THINK SATC OUTFITS WILL MAKE TOP TEN LISTS IN 50 YEARS’ TIME?

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday! And check out other great Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock’s great site!

See you again for Six Word Saturday!
XOXO LOLA:)

34 comments:

Michelle said...

Audrey Hepburn's so elegant but I'm a bit surprised Grace Kelly didn't make the top ten too?

Mike said...

Super frocks but prefer Ursula Andres's outfit best! Haha

tania said...

Audrey's LBD is so timeless -that's the trick! :)

Clarity said...

Audrey, so pretty. Can you believe she was 40 in that picture?

The one thing about beautiful film frocks is that you have to do something different after, lest it looks like imitation.

I would add Grace Kelly's black and white dress in "Rear Window". I had a birthday dress like that when I was ten.

Holly said...

Word verification= frok 8-) Great post as always!

Jan said...

Amazing there're no Grace Kelly gowns in that top ten list. The Givenchy & Edith Head ones were superb!

jeff campbell said...

As usual, a rockin post:-) BTW I have a Facebook friend who is a birding guide in the south of Spain...it looks like bird heaven there...Peace

Maggie B said...

The LBD is a classic and my all time favourite.
Thanks for visiting the Presbytere today
Maggie

Stephanie V said...

That gold gown of Kate Hudson's has an appealing simplicity.

laterg8r said...

my fave is audrey's dress :D

H said...

I have to go with Keira Knightly (Atonement 2007). That emerald green is stunning!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Nora,

Really enjoyed looking at these beautiful outfits that are burned in our psyche forever. Great job. Thanks for the visit.

Anne-Marie

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Jo said...

Oh these outfits are truly iconic ... i will always love Audreys lbd, truly an amazing outfit!

teawithonesugarplease said...

Its got to be Audrey all the way for me x

Heavenly Housewife said...

I totally have a favourite fashion moment from tv. Its when Carrie (SJP) is wearing a grey versace couture dress in the last season of sex in the city:
http://www.whosdatedwho.com/fashion/look_view.asp?ID=21824
I remember seeing it the first time, it totally took my breath away.
*kisses* HH

Viki said...

I loved Audrey Hepburn's style in Breakfast At Tiffany's and I love the one from My Fair Lady ;-) Also, I liked Marilyn Monroe's dress in Seven Year Itch. The other's are okay but I would think there were better dressed people than them LOL.

mbkatc230 said...

When I saw the title of your post, the first thing that popped into my head was Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. And of course the Marilyn Monroe dress is a given. But I can't believe that Grace Kelly's film wear didn't make the list. Fun post! Kathy

Jenny said...

When I was younger I rarely watched TV and even more rarely went to the movies. The only one I knew from this post was Marilyn Monroe's dress.

Now ask me in ten years and I'll be able to tell you all about What Not to Wear!

Your links are always so fun! And I always learn something from them.

I'm so glad you participate in this meme!

You are terrific!

A+

Draffin Bears said...

My favourite would be Audrey's LBD and then I also love Keira in the emerald green frock.
You always have such fun posts, thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Berlin said...

Fooh, there's so much about Audrey Hepburn lately O.O

The 6th photo is just spectacular! The outfit is marvelous.

And OMG, Grease!! I still have the CD which was bought before I was born. And it still works! =D

Love,
Berlin

bichonpawz said...

I guess call me a NEW Fashion Girl...but I must go with Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker...but I do agree with Heavenly Housewife and her link love!!

FABULOUS post!!

Maggi said...

Audrey will always be at the top of my list!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I am going with My Fair Lady....Audrey. Another pretty frock would be Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she gets all made up for the first time. Nice! I love Barbara Streisand get-ups in Funny Girl. Good Post!

French Fancy said...

I want Ursula's legs and Audrey's face and Olivia's bum and Marilyn's waist - never mind about the clothes


Kisses to you and the beautiful one (oh sorry, that's you as well)

xx

♥ Kathy said...

Marilyn is my fav!! And I love the movie Grease :)

My name is PJ. said...

You have the most fabulous here....but one you missed that I love is the black and white dress and hat that Audrey Hepburn wore to the races in...yikes I can't think of it! The musical movie made from Pygmalian also starring Rex Harrison.

Michelle said...

My favorite is Keira Knightly! I love that green...simple..classic dress. Great post!!!

xoxo

Lots of love and hugs and thank you both for well wishes on my birthday!

Christy said...

my favorite satc dress is the one carrie is wearing on the bed in paris...the frothy confection that practically fills up the room. i love the collection you have put together.

mrs. c said...

I love the dresses, they make such an impact. Sometimes we remember the outfits more than the movie. I think all that are on the list are remarkable but there are so many lovely dresses.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I really hope the SATC clothes will be on the list in 50 years time, some of them are so iconic and I loved every outfit in the recent film.

Cheryl said...

Have to go with Audrey Hepburn. She could wear anything and make it look elegant.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think I also like Audrey's dress the best. It's timeless. I like Marilyn's too.

Frieda Babbley said...

Oh excellent post! Forgot about some of these movies.