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What's the most fashionably influential movie of all time?

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clueless_dlTurner Classic Movies is honoring New York’s Fashion Week with a list of the films it has deemed the most sartorially influential of all time. First, a look at their Top 15 (in chronological order):

Pandora’s Box (1929)

Letty Lynton (1932)

It Happened One Night (1934)

Pat and Mike (1952)

Rear Window (1954)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

And God Created Woman (1956)

Auntie Mame (1958)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Shaft (1971)

Annie Hall (1977)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Flashdance (1983)

Most notable is the ’50s- and ’60s-heavy lineup — which perhaps makes some sense, as films were likely the dominant way style was passed from Hollywood to the masses (as opposed to the TV, Us Weekly and internet of today). And there’s no arguing with the likes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which I would deem the most fashionable movie of all time), Bonnie and Clyde, Shaft, Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever, and Flashdance. But, really, nothing after 1983 at all? Surely arguments could be made for Clueless, Moulin Rouge, Almost Famous, Swingers, Legally Blonde, or Ocean’s Eleven. Maybe Grease, which revived ’50s looks in the ’70s? Or Reality Bites, which still somehow makes me want to have short Winona Ryder hair and wear flowy ’90s dresses while falling in love with unambitious, unshowered grunge musicians.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Which fashionable films did TCM miss? What would you name the most influential fashion movie of all time?

Photo Credit: Elliot Marks

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