When we think of “Clueless,” the yellow, checkered suit Cher Horowitz wore in the movie is the first thing that comes to mind. It was also a great fashion statement. The design team made a strong but risky statement when it came to costume design.
The knee-high socks, the plaid, it could have been awful for the costume design team, but at the end of the day, it paid off well. Costume design on the set of “Clueless” managed to take something controversial in fashion and turn it into a fashion statement.
Sandy - Grease
The "Grease" cast made a statement with the clothes they wore throughout the whole film. Perhaps the character that made the biggest impact and sparked the design of modern fashion was Sandy.
The biker girl look at the end of the film, the high-waisted pants, paired with the off-the-shoulder top was quite a memorable outfit. Many of today's designs were based on Sandy's outfit. Talk about influence!
Django - Django Unchained
Fans and critics alike will agree that "Django Unchained" was a success, but one part of the film had people raising their eyebrows. There was one accessory that garnered a little undesired attention. Django wore pretty cool sunglasses — shade lenses with gold rims.
It doesn't sound like too much of a problem, now does it? But that's when we understand that they weren't accurate to the time period the movie took place. Not being realistic is something director Quentin Tarantino is known and praised for, so the controversy died out as fast as it had begun.
Harley Quinn - Suicide Squad
Harley Quinn has been an iconic member of the DC Universe for as long as we can remember. So, when "Suicide Squad" announced that she was coming to life, fans were ecstatic. But with their joy became sorrow because when the costume was released, the controversy hit hard.
Not only was the character missing her iconic jester costume, but there was something about the costume that seemed a bit revealing. That's when the designers defended their choices by saying that they were based on the character's personality. Actress Margot Robie said that she didn't enjoy wearing the costume as it made her feel self-conscious.
The Girl - The Seven Year Itch
There isn't a more iconic image than the one of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate in that white dress. The 1955 scene stirred up a dispute between Monroe and her then-husband, Joe DiMaggio.
Monroe's dress blows up before she hastily adjusts it back down, a scene we know was filmed on a working city street surrounded by photographers. The risque shot may have been the thing that ended Monroe and DiMaggio's already rocky marriage.