I was inspired to re-watch the 1967 film Bonnie & Clyde last week after reading so much about it in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. Although it’s an important movie in terms of ushering in the New Hollywood era of filmmaking, the movie itself doesn’t really fascinate me. What does make this movie worth watching, besides Warren Beatty’s hotness of course, is THE FASHION. Specifically Bonnie Parker’s fashion.
Since Dunaway was portraying a real life bank robber from the 1930s, the wardrobe had to reflect that time period accurately. However, many of the outfits in the film could easily be worn today and still look chic. Her scarves, trench coats, and form-fitting pencil skirts are very on trend, and I really wish more women would embrace the beret like she did. I have a beret but always feel too self-conscious to wear one because I feel like it looks too costumey, but maybe this movie will inspire me to finally rock it.
I don’t care what the fashion elite are pushing for the fall, but I will totally be using the Bonnie & Clyde style as my inspiration.