Thursday, December 08, 2011

1960's Fashion on Film - The Misfits

I watched this movie for the first time yesterday, and loved it. It's probably my favorite Marilyn Monroe film now. She's quite different from any other character she's played before, and I would say it's one of her finest performances. The movie has an incredible star studded cast including Clark Gable, Montgomery Cliff, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter, who all make this an amazing film to watch. Anyways, now I will get to the clothes! Marilyns wardrobe is fabulous. The movie was made in 1960, but released in 1961 so there are still 50's influences in the clothing. Taking place in the hot Nevada desert, Marilyn get's to show off some very western and casual style clothing. There's also a little 60's bikini that's only shown for a couple seconds. My favorites though are the gorgeous cherry print halter dress, and the fitted black sheath dress. I also love the veil she wears in her hair in the first picture.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Thank you for stopping by yesterday and for sharing your thoughts about films others love that don't do it for you. That was a fun conversation, and it really shows that we are all very unique when it comes to our tastes and preferences!!

I have never seen "The Misfits," and I really should because I am a huge Montgomery Clift fan. Actually, it's only one of 2 of his films that I haven't seen. I need to remedy that.

I love Marilyn's polka dot dress! Polka dots are so fun, and the colors are great. What a fabulous summer dress.

Have a great day,