Television shows and movies can provide a visual extravaganza when it comes to fashion inspiration. This article looks at 2010 television shows and movies that are worth watching for their fashion inspiration.
All the Upper East Side activities continue to provide lots of opportunity for the characters of Gossip Girl to dress up. This year, episodes from seasons three and four have gone to air and we witness a little more grown up style from many of the characters. For example, the beginning of season four includes a real Parisian influence as the main characters are in Paris for the summer. The great thing about this show is that it includes fashion inspiration for men and women, a range of different age groups and a variety of different fashion styles.
This show wrapped up early in the year, but over its two seasons it has offered lots of wardrobe viewing. The show is based upon people in a facility that have their brain imprinted with a new set of skills whenever they are required for an assignment. For example, the main character Echo has been a singer, college student, a dominatrix and many other characters. With each new imprint, we get to witness a total wardrobe transformation.
The fourth season of Mad Men continued to treat us to a taste of fashion from the past. Personally I’m loving Betty Draper’s looks with their 1950’s full skirt influence, but it is interesting to see what many of the characters are wearing including the men. The hairstyles also provide interesting inspiration.
Alice in Wonderland
The 2010 remake of Alice and Wonderland provides style inspiration that rests somewhere between fashion and costume depending upon which character you are looking at. Alice wears several outfits that look to have historical inspiration, but they have been updated with many modern touches that can make them inspiring from a fashion standpoint. Characters like the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen are much more theatrical.
Sex and the City 2
The Sex and the City television series became a major style reference point over its many year lifespan. The movie didn’t rate that highly overall, but it is still very interesting to watch what Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon wear.
This movie was only released on Thanksgiving Day, but it rounds of the year nicely. It tells the tale of a club with Burlesque performers that is dwindling in popularity until along comes Christina Aguilera with her amazing voice. Through the course of the show there are lots of costume changes, those who love the bygone glamor girl ear will most likely enjoy the fashion inspiration.