Sunday, September 16, 2007

Black and White and EVERTHING Nice!


As, most of you can tell by now - I am very inspired my movies. When I saw the Ralph Lauren SS08 Show, I could not help but to think of Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady". The blacks and whites, frills and exaggerated hats just immediately brought that movie to mind. My favorite scene is at the horse race and EVERYONE is in black, white and grey (here is a link to a clip of that scene) and each woman has a unique hat on. Also, the background of the runway was painted like a horse race, as was the backdrop to the horse race in the movie. I don't know exactly if I would wear each of the RL dresses, for they look to old for me (except the simple black one) but they sure do serve as an inspiration! No wonder practically every girls fashion icon is Audrey!




Marc Jacobs (one of the most BIZARRE shows ever!) and Tracy Reese also caught onto the trend:

21 comments:

Ana said...

great post! when i saw the show my first though was the Kentucky Derby and the different hat each woman wears... thanks for the inspiring shots of audrey.

Kat said...

Fab post, i just loved all the pics of Audrey! You are so right, The ralph lauren show definitely echos my fair lady. I love the RL hats. I really must see that movie! x x x

WendyB said...

Great comparisons with the movie images.

penelope said...

haha!! i love my fair lady!! she's so so fab!! the clothes!!! wow... but. i'm kinda disappointed with MJ and RL's shows... bizarre is really. the right word to use!

anyhow thanks for d comment!! haha!! seems like everyone loved mark huh?!! haha!! he's so so so so CUUUTTEE!!

Romeika said...

Now that you've mentioned that, i can see clearly how that collection was inpired by "My Fair Lady" (the yet mentioned scene). Movies are usually a great source when it comes to style inspiration, indeed! The pics you uploaded are beautiful.

Romeika said...

Btw, i've linked u on my blog roll ^^

cotton candy said...

audrey hepburn. isnt she such a darling and such a wonderful inspiration too!! those clothes = elegance + sophistication. mmm...^.^

nic said...

I loved My Fair Lady and till today, i had no idea it was Audrey hepburn. Yikes! I know, it sounds silly not knowing. but wow, i loved that show =) hee, thanks for enlightening me

jayne said...

oh my god, you're spot on! it looks exactly like that, but i never made that connection mysefl haha. awesome! i love audrey, that movie, and ralph, so it's the perfect combination.

thanks for checking out my blog, glad you like it :) yours is amazing too! i just love your whole "concept"/title- modern marie, i am obsessed with marie antoinette! love your pf pic too hehe

do you want to trade links?

jayne said...

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Cris Lazoru said...

I totally made the connection between My Fair Lady and Ralph Lauren too! Loved the movie, loved the show, love your blog!

C.

Miu Miu's Atelier said...

who doesn't love audrey hepburn?

Shopaholic D said...

will black and white ever go out of style? i hope not! i love it! nice post.

:) D

jen said...

FABULOUS blog! don't you love how you can go from link to link and eventually find some really amazing sites?!

looking forward to reading more...

la petite fashionista said...

i can definitely see that RL drew inspiration from My Fair Lady.

Haha i read Pymalion in my english lit, exclusively bc i wanted to watch audrey in My Fair Lady "for better understanding of the novel" haha.

xoxo

The Stiletto Effect said...

amazing post! I love Audrey's style

Diana Coronado said...

Gorgeous, fantabulous post !!

alexgirl said...

oooh, to die for. what an awesome post. As does everyone, I love Audrey Hepburn, and I love My Fair Lady too (I'm a sucker for musicals!). All those pictures are so fabu, esp the funky hats!

Holly ♥ said...

seeing that GORGEOUS black dress in the flesh was amazing!
It was in cannes, and me and ma mere were OBSESSED!
Gutted that it's a little out of my budget!

P.S. don't worry about exact mesurements! I'll figure them out, just knowing the ingredients is smashing. I'm making a HSM2 one for friday for a party! Merci beaucoup!

x x x x x

In Yr Fshn said...

Of course, excellent comparison again! I also saw MFL in RL and loved it. I only wish those dresses were realistic... I'd even do a corset every once and a while!

Teresa said...

Wow, the My Fair Lady references are so blatant now. And MJ's collection was just...insane.