Spring break is almost here, which means it’s the only thing that’s on my mind. Many of you may be going away, and like me, dreaming of your perfect wardrobe. For my spring break apparel inspiration I turned to my two favorite Oscar winning films, It Happened One Night and Roman Holiday. Roman Holiday earned Audrey Hepburn an Oscar for Best Actress and Edith Head one for Best Black and White Costume Design. It Happened One Night swept, and took home all five major awards (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Actress). In both films, the two main characters, (Hepburn and Claudette Colbert) are taken on an adventurous journey by (Gregory Peck and Clark Gable) in a way to escape their privileged and decided-for lives.
These films not only resemble each other in plot, but their wardrobes both have a lasting legacy that we can still draw inspiration from. Audrey wore a simple white shirt and scarf with a knee length skirt that exhibits perfect effortlessness and Colbert wore a loose skirt with a prim yet comfortable sweater throughout her adventures with Gable. These looks are the best get-away outfits to spend the whole day sight seeing in. They are timeless, and just this week, were seen all over the Christian Dior Fall 2012 RTW runway. So take a cue from two of Hollywood’s best films and chose the always current and chic stylings of Roman Holiday and It Happened One Night.
Adurey Hepburn- Best Actress 1954
Clark Gable- Best Actor 1935 / Shirley Temple presenting to Claudette Colbert 1935
Frank Capra- Best Director / Edith Head- Best Black and White Costume Design
A modern take includes a plain cardigan with a flowy knee length skirt.
See by Chloe skirt, Derek Lam shirt / Preen Line skirt / Jil Sander skirt, Joseph shirt.
Christian Dior Fall 2012 RTW paired slouchy sweaters and peplum jackets with wispy skirts, channeling Hepburn and Colbert in an upscale way.
Lanvin Fall 2012 RTW shows a more structured take on the casual look.
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