When we watch films and television, we’re just as transfixed on the costumes as we are on the plotlines — and in some cases, more. In fact, there are some classics we could literally watch on mute while we let our eyes feast. Sometimes it’s arresting beauty, like Marilyn Monroe’s diaphanous white halter dress from the Seven Year Itch and other times it’s a more theatrical getup, like Judy Garland’s blue gingham dress and ruby slippers, that resonates with us most.
The British Heart Foundation conducted a survey, in honor of Wear Red Day, to see which costumes through history have left the biggest imprint on pop culture, as many of them incorporate the bold hue (you know, the one that ensures first date success). From Audrey Heburn‘s LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Michael Jackson‘s lurid leather suit from his Thriller video, here are the top ten costumes of all time and our personal musings on each.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.