When thinking about fashion in film, for many of us the Devil Wears Prada comes immediately to mind. However, there are several other film and TV characters that are remembered for their iconic looks, even when fashion was not part of the plot. Here are 10 of the memorably dressed characters that have left their mark and are somehow both fabulous and unforgettable.
Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Golightly basically invented the little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, just as Audrey Hepburn actually invented fashion! The cat-eye sunglasses paired with the enigmatic black dress and pearl necklace has become a timeless look, which to this day continues to be recreated, yet never perfected.
Fran Fine – The Nanny
Fran Fine’s style was more than just fine. On the hit 90s sitcom, The Nanny, Fran was iconic not only due to her great sense of humour but also for her amazing fashion ensembles.
Cher Horowitz – Clueless
As If! Clueless’ Cher Horowitz essentially invented plaid and bodycon dresses… well maybe Calvin Klein did but still! Her layering, along with all the fun patterns she wore, established Horowitz as one of the trendsetters of fashion.
Carrie Bradshaw – Sex and the City
In so many ways, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City has revolutionised fashion. By layering voluminous skirts along with casual tops, she redefined the notion of looking “effortlessly chic” and no one can rock a tutu quite like Carrie!
Elle Woods – Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods has broken the notion of how we thought a lawyer should dress. With her collection of pink suits and dresses, she redefines the look of a “powerful woman,” showing that you can be both successful and feminine.
Serena Van Der Woodsen – Gossip Girl
Upper East Side socialite, Serena van der Woodsen remains a style icon. We can’t forget how she added her personal touch to her school uniform. And who can forget the iconic Zuhair Murad grey sheer asymmetrical gown? Chic never goes out of style.
Chanel Oberlin – Scream Queens
Through her wow-worthy collection of fur coats and dresses in lively colours and chic patterns, Scream Queens’ Chanel Oberlin sets the tone for the show’s fashion style, making her a great reference when it comes to style.
Villanelle – Killing Eve
On Killing Eve, Villanelle breaks all assumptions of how an assassin should dress: rocking over-the-top gowns. If you’re inclined to take fashion tips from an assassin, don’t look far!