Dressed to Kill: Scary Movie Style Icons
On the most haunted day of the year, we’re turning our eyes to films that are flat-out terrifying, but fashion forward too. Here's our favourite style moments from cinemas greatest horror flicks! The Birds (1963) – When it comes to classic horror films, it doesn't get more strikingly visual than the work of Hitchcock. In The Birds, Tippi Hedren plays a socialite who is as modern a style icon as ever. Famed costume designer Edith Head referred to star Tippi Hedren’s suit as colour as “Eau de Nil” (Nile Water) and was finished perfectly with a row of fine pearls. Edith made six copies of the lime green suit purely for the purpose of being attacked by the birds! The Shining (1980) – Now, we’re not saying wielding baseball bats and shiny kitchen knives are chic however The Shining is one of our favourite fashion flicks of all time! Donning patterned carpets and colour pallets straight out of the 70’s the famous Overlook Hotel is arguably more fashionable than the cast. Filled with bright colours and geometric patterns it’s hard not to fall in-love with the set design in this Stephen King spectacular, though we can totally see why some guests wouldn’t want to return. Rosemary’s baby (1968) – Mia Farrow shows a penchant for pastels throughout the film until she becomes pregnant with the baby of the devil, and she transitions into a perfect Vidal Sassoon pixie cut in the midst of the movie. Her neighbours, portrayed as evil, wear over embellished looks with a hint of exoticism in the best way possible—blue eye shadow, striped scarf worn as headband and crazy clip-on earrings included. The Hunger (1983) - This '80s classic showcases the outstanding work of Yves Saint Laurent—collaborator of Catherine Deneuve's costumes on film. Her style on screen is perfectly polished and very French with a side of quirk—rendered veils, blazers with feathered collars and polka dot blouses. Exaggerated cat eyeglasses, cross pendant necklaces and timeless drop earrings added an edge and seemed extra inspired by David Bowie's rule-defying fashion. Suspiria (1977) - Dario Argento’s Suspiria is possibly the most iconic and oft-discussed “visually stunning” horror movie of all time. You probably knew it was going to be on this list before you even clicked the headline. The films costuming speaks to its exploration of femininity– Suzy is all semi sheer layers and white ruffles, then there’s the vampish Olga, and the dusty, pastel glamour of Madame Blanc, it really is no surprise that the fashion industry constantly turn to this film for inspiration. The Love Witch (2016) – We applaud any director that spends seven-and-a-half years perfecting their cinematic vision. Scary scenes and occult secrets aside, the fashion in this film is too good to ignore. Protagonist Samantha Robinson sports everyday girlish outfits, namely babydoll dresses in solid colours or ditzy floral lace shirts. There’s nothing like an inherited brooch to spice up an old choker: confuse people what era you’re from by mixing the old and new as seamlessly as you flirt.