Kim Novak stars as Madeleine Elster in Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller 'Vertigo', made in 1958. Her looks throughout the film served as the basis of Sharon Stone's wardrobe in 'Basic Instinct'.
Famed costume designer Edith Head was responsible for Novak's onscreen look. She intentionally made the starlet look "eerie", particularly with the iconic grey suit worn in the film, which she said a true blonde would never wear.
In just less than a month, Guy Ritchie's take on 'Sherlock Holmes' comes out in theatres. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the fabled detective's dream girl.
Costume designers Jenny Beavan and Melissa Meister created the looks in the film, which also stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Beaven previously worked on 'Jane Eyre' and 'Sense and Sensibility', while Meister had taken the reality-TV route.
We love a good period piece and the 2003 film 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' is no exception. Scarlett Johansson looked every bit portrait-worthy as the servant girl Griet, who posed for a painting now known as the 'Mona Lisa of the North'.
We can see why Dien van Straalen was nominated for a Best Costume Design Oscar and BAFTA. 'Lord of the Rings' eventually won, but for us, a pale-faced Dutch girl really swept the year.
French-born Leslie Caron proved the epitomy of graceful in the 1951 film 'An American in Paris' - thanks, no doubt, to Orry-Kelly's costume design. Orry-Kelly took an Oscar for his work with the film, which stars Caron as the taken love interest of Gene Kelly's character, a US painter struggling abroad.
Gwyneth Paltrow took a Best Actress Oscar for the 1998 film 'Shakespeare in Love', and costume designer Sandy Powell didn't leave Academy Awards night empty-handed, either. Powell took the award for Best Costume Designer, and has since earned the same nod for 'The Aviator'.
Powell, who dropped out of Central St Martins, has said of her work: "[Eighty] percent of the job is psychology, and only about 20 percent art."
Costume designer Colleen Atwood won an Oscar for her work on the 2005 film 'Memoirs of a Geisha', starring Zhang Ziyi as an enchanting Sayuri Nitta. Atwood was probably used to the recognition since she took the same honour for 'Chicago' in 2003.
The designer also worked with 'Nine' and 'Alice in Wonderland'. Think she'll impress the academy again?
Colleen Atwood won the Best Costume Design Oscar for 'Chicago' in 2003, and we can see why: Catherine Zeta-Jones, playing Velma, looked smokin' in every scene.
Atwood also won an Academy Award for her work in 'Memoirs of a Geisha', and she was nominated for films including 'Sweeney Todd', 'Beloved' and 'Little Women'. But her initial claim to fame? Designing costumes for Sting's 'Bring on the Night' world tour. We say: Rock on.
Elizabeth Taylor became the highest-paid movie star to date when she accepted $1 million to play the title role in 'Cleopatra'. The 1963 film starred her as the legendary Egyptian queen, and Taylor's future husband, Richard Burton, as Marc Antony. The two created a movie magazine scandal (like tabloid exploits today) when they started dating, despite both being married to other people.
But on to fashion. Prolific costume designer Renie won an Oscar for her work on the film, and she was nominated for another four Academy Awards. Renie got her start in the industry by designing theatre sets and then being a sketch artist for Paramount. We guess being able to do it all helps!