Film Noir Style

the lady from shanghai 1947

Fatal women who were so good at being bad, impeccably dressed, elegant, expensive, and… deadly. But also the … bad guys next door with bespoke suits, pochette, and stylish trench coats. The fashion in film noir clothing choices influenced the public at large. This is precisely what Hollywood fashion expert Kimberly Truhler thoroughly presents in her book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. The author explores 20 iconic film noirs from 1941 to 1950 and traces the evolution of fashion in the 1940s, the impact of World War II on the field, and the influence of the film noir genre on style then and now. . Meet the great women of noir, including Lana Turner, Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney and many more, as well as the costume designers who created and recreated these famous stars as killers… with style.

Dead Reckoning

Double Indemnity 1944

I wake up screaming 1941

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