Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mid-Week Inspiration: Vanity Fair's "Ain't We Got Style"

I gasped with excitement when I opened my August issue of Vanity Fair. The clever stylists recreated scenes from seven Depression classic movies, with young fresh Hollywood faces in designer clothes. The images are amazing in their own right and the homage to Hollywood and the 3o's, both glamorous and down on it's luck is spot on. Here are four of the seven images.

vanity fair it happened one night

It Happened One Night. One of my favorite movies. Here James Marsden is Clark Gable and Rose Byrne is Claudette Colbert. Photographed by Michael Roberts.

vanity fair 42nd street 42nd Street. I love the outfits in this one, from the tap dancer's flimsy shorts and bobby sox to the vamps on the right in their pencil skirts and seamed hosiery. Photographed by Norman Jean Roy.

vanity fair letty lynton Letty Lynton. What's not to love here? Mila Kunis in Joan Crawford's role in that Givenchy dress! The original Letty Lynton dress by Adrian was hit and sold over 500,000 copies.
Not to shabby for the Depression. Photographed by Mark Seliger.

vanity fair my man godfrey My Man Godfrey. Channing Tatum as William Powell in Armani, and Amanda Seyfried as Carole Lombard in Galliano. Photographed by Norman Jean Roy.


Jess Snell said...

Lovely! I always get a bit iffy about modern actors and actresses portraying those of the past - because honestly I think that most of them lack the beauty, grace and star power that the masters had... but this editorial really looks great. I'll have to pick up a copy of this issue!

Unknown said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean, but Vanity Fair usually does it right!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I guess I'm off to go purchase the new Vanity Fair ;p.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

MissRedLips said...

i would have gasped with excitement as well! i think they all came out great. i really like the tap dancer one!

Unknown said...

wish I had seen this!