As the decade draws to a close, I thought it might be nice to revisit some of the best frocks of the era. Naturally, they’re all either vintage or vintage inspired – glamour is so often influenced by the Golden years of the 20th century, isn’t it?
The dress that started it all – when Julia Roberts chose a 1982 Valentino frock to accept her Oscar for Erin Brockovich, the power of vintage to impress was there for all to see. Has she ever looked more elegant? Photo credit by Chris Weeks/Getty Images.
Emma Watson at the London premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince” in 2009. Original ’70s dress by Ossie Clark, it still looked fabulous when she got drenched in the rain on the red carpet. Photo credit by James Veysey/Camera Press/Retna.
Keira Knightley in “Atonement” 2007, wearing the fabulous emerald silk gown that helped to sway modern brides from fluffy strapless meringues to a more elegant and sexy movie star look inspired by the 1930s.
Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the gown that inspired a generation to seek the perfect vintage frock – in the final TV episode of “Sex and the City” 2004. Although looking very much like a ’50s prom dress, this version was designed by Versace. Photo credit by HBO.