25 Most Iconic Film Looks of All Time

From Scarlett O'Hara's gown made of curtains to Andie's homespun prom dress in Pretty in Pink, some cinematic styles are as memorable as the films themselves. Here, the top 25 movie looks that have inspired the runways — and your closet.
Also, check out the most popular hairstyles of all time.

April 11, 2014 4:00 PM
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Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara

Gone With the Wind (1939): Amazingly, Scarlett managed to make drapery look chic.
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Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord

The Philadelphia Story (1940): Tracy (and Hepburn) suddenly made pants stylish for women.
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Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund

Casablanca (1942): Bergman's Ilsa blended ladylike separates with menswear-inspired tailoring.
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Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens

To Catch a Thief (1955): As Frances, Kelly secured her place as one of Hitchcock's most glamorous heroines.
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Marilyn Monroe as "The Girl"

The Seven Year Itch (1955): More provocative than Monroe's iconic dress? The see-through panties she was apparently wearing beneath it.
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Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): Hepburn's Holly put the LBD on the style map forevermore.
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Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder

Dr. No (1962): Honey Ryder — and her ubiquitous bikini — became the ultimate in Bond girl style.
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Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Cleopatra (1963): Taylor's dazzling Cleopatra ensembles created a craze for Egyptian-inspired fashions.
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Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde (1967): The beret never looked so chic.
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Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri

Love Story (1970): Jennifer's bohemian-meets-prep look ruled the rest of the decade.
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Barbra Streisand as Katie Morosky

The Way We Were (1973): Salons across the nation owe Katie a debt of gratitude for making long, impeccably manicured nails a style staple.
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Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale as Herself

Grey Gardens (1975): To this day people are still obsessed — and inspired — by Little Edie's eccentric pairings of swimwear, fur, and head scarves.
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Diane Keaton as Annie Hall

Annie Hall (1977): If Katharine Hepburn started the menswear craze, Keaton took it to the next level as the quirky Annie.
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Olivia Newton-John as Kira

Xanadu (1980): The "fashion muse of the future" look was glitz, glam, and not just a little eclectic.
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Daryl Hannah as Pris

Blade Runner (1982): Is that Pris, or a model from a recent fashion spread? Her futuristic, avant garde punk look still holds up as modern, if not exactly wearable.
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Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock

Scarface (1983): Elvira may have been tragic, but her glam disco goddess style was anything but.
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Jennifer Beals as Alex Owens

Flashdance (1983): Hey, American Apparel. Alex Owens called, and she wants her look back.

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985): The multiple necklaces, hair bows, and lace gloves became an instant craze.
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Molly Ringwald as Andie Walsh

Pretty in Pink (1986): Aspiring fashion designer Andie changed the perception that redheads shouldn't wear pink.
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Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz

Beetle Juice (1988): Lydia's Goth-chic look was endlessly copied by angsty youth across the nation.
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Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace

Pulp Fiction (1994): Between her crisp white shirts and graphic bob, Thurman's Mia was an exercise in cool minimalist style.
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Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz

Clueless (1995): Teenage girls everywhere drooled over Cher's Beverly Hills privileged wardrobe and high-tech closet.
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Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003): Out of all the tragically hip looks to emerge from Tarantino's series, O-Ren's badass kimonos took the lead.
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Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (2006): Literally a feast for the eyes, Dunst's Marie was the ultimate fashion plate.
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Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel

Coco Before Chanel (2009): Everyone knows Chanel the label, but in this fashion film, the woman herself shines in iconic suits and pearls.