Lights, camera, fashion!
As the summer winds to a close, we’re looking back on the cinematic highlights of the last few months — including the gorgeous fashion that lit up movie screens all season. From sartorially minded documentaries to glamorous rom-coms to one super-powered wardrobe faux pas, here are the biggest fashion moments from one very stylish summer.
Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians
When Rachel (Constance Wu) shows up to a wedding in an ethereal pale blue gown by Marchesa, it’s a bona fide Cinderella moment — and a clear message to all the crazy rich bitches in attendance that they don’t scare her one bit.
SS 1999 in McQueen
The last look in Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 show, spray-painted live by a pair of robots, was an earth-shattering fashion moment when it first hit the runway almost 20 years ago — and it hadn’t lost any of its power when it hit screens this summer in Ian Bonhôte and Petter Ettedgui’s heartbreaking documentary about the iconic designer.
Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Step aside, Padmé Amidala: The ever-expanding galaxy of Star Wars prequels has a new style star. Donald Glover stepped into the role originated by Billy Dee Williams for Han Solo’s origin story, and he also stepped into his extensive, expensive cape closet along with it.
Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Mamma Mia prequel/sequel threw it way back to the summer when Donna (Lily James, as a young Meryl Streep) got pregnant — and got her iconic overalls. When one of her three summer flings suggests she try on a dress, Donna steps out in her signature denim one-piece and teases him, “You really don’t know me at all, do you?”
The ladies of Ocean's 8
Forget the jewels — it’s the Ocean’s 8 coats we want. Because if you’re going to pull a heist at the biggest fashion event of the year, you don’t take the subway wearing a hoodie, okay?
André Leon Talley in The Gospel According to André
André Leon Talley, American style icon and former Vogue editor, was the subject of a documentary by Kate Novack that hit theaters in May — and the entire thing was a legendary 93-minute nonstop fashion moment. Obviously.
Jane Fonda in Book Club
If the rest of us dressed for literally any social function half as well as Jane Fonda’s Vivian dressed for casual wine-and-Fifty Shades nights, the world would be a better, more glamorous place.
Mr. Rogers in Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Style doesn’t have to be flashy to make an impact. Seeing Fred Rogers in Morgan Neville’s documentary — wrapping himself in a cardigan, as always — was such a warm comfort that we might as well have bundled up our hearts in a cozy knit too.
WORST FASHION MOMENT: Elastigirl in Incredibles 2
Elastigirl? Wearing a designer other than Edna Mode? Did you stretch yourself into the shape of a person without any taste at all, darling?