Top 10 Influential Fashion Films


This video is about a street poll on the influential role film has played in fashion. Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and other UK designers such as Lulu Guinness, Philip Treacy and Oswald Boateng join design legend Giorgio Armani and international talent such as Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, John Rocha and Michael Kors to give their opinions. The overwhelming winner was Breakfast at Tiffany’s in which Givenchy established one of the most important wardrobe staples: the ‘LBD’ (little black dress) and the large black sunglasses. It is interesting to note that the majority of these iconic films, are vintage, proving the classics in style will be influencing fashion for decades to come.

The Top Ten
1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2. American Gigolo
3. Funny Face
4. Bonnie and Clyde
5. Desperately Seeking Susan
6. My Fair Lady
7. Pulp Fiction
8. The Great Gatsby
9. Thomas Crown Affair
10. The Graduate

Dig Up Prom Photos to Share with Readers, IA

bilde-3.jpgOh dear this will be fun to see! If you are in the Des Moines area send in those vintage photos and you could “win a dinner for two at Centro to relive old prom memories with your date.”

For those of us not in the area we can enjoy looking at those old Prom pictures!

Details:
The oldies but goodies.
Got a photo of yourself in a dated dress?

  • Submit it to the Register at DesMoinesRegister.com/promphotos. Further instructions are on the site.
  • You can also mail them to Prom Dress, Des Moines Register, P.O. Box 957, Des Moines, IA 50309.
  • Questions? Call 284-8438

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The Heart Symbol

heart.gifYou cannot deny the influence of romance on Proms and Formal Events. People sometimes fall in love at these events and the feeling of affection is almost everywhere you look as people dance and talk. A popular symbol used in decorating these is the Heart symbol. Usually red, it does appear in other colors. Since it looks nothing like the human heart have you ever wondered where it came from? What is it? The answer is that it’s still a mystery to the world.

Some have said it looks like the heart of a cow, or of a turtle. Historians have noticed it could depict features of the human female body. It has been seen on ancient coins from the city of Cyrene (a formerly Greek city, founded in c.630 BCE, now in modern day Libya), some of which depict the seeds or fruit of the extinct silphium plant. The seeds are heart-shaped. The plant was widely used as an ancient herbal contraceptive so this shape may have come to be associated with sexuality and love through that connection. What is of interest is that there is no set moment of its creation, it just seems to have come through time as a symbol for the human heart and affection. How appropriate that the symbol for love is just as elusive and varied in description as Love itself.

The History of the Prom

photo180_1.gifThe Prom started in the 1920’s in the US and is the classic American rite of passage for students from all walks of life. One of the functions of the prom, planned from almost the very start, is to bring together people from all financial standings and heritage. Of course there have been controversies thoughout its history. Same sex and interracial couples have had to fight in court to get barriers to attending together removed. Photo, wpi.edu, 1950’s Prom Queen
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