Fashion has always played a paramount role in film. Stylists utilise wardrobe as a visual technique to inform the audience on a character’s personality and socio-economic status, playing nothing less than an integral role in the storytelling and plot development of a movie.
The importance of wardrobe for one, is palpable at awards ceremonies. Notable stylists and costume designers include Edith Head who won eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Patricia Field, of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, and designer Elsa Schiaparelli, known for her work on Moulin Rouge, The Tunnel and Love in Exile.
Above, we look at seven key dresses in film — ones that have successfully captured the notion of female empowerment, strength and confidence.