Five iconic red dress from the silver screen in association with Special K
When you think of iconic dresses in film, that ones that usually spring to mind are Marilyn Monroe's white halterneck gown from The Seven Year Itch, or Audrey Hepburn's LBD (Little Black Dress) from Breakfast at Tiffany's. But there have been just as many iconic moments on screen featuring red dresses - yes really, we checked!
1. Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
Hands down the most famous red dress on film was worn by Julia Roberts in one of our favourite chick flicks, Pretty Woman (pictured above). It was a true Cinderella moment when Roberts, who played call girl Vivian Ward, transformed into a lady fit for the opera thanks to one heck of a red evening gown. The off-the-shoulder number featuring long, white gloves, had many a Nineties girl begging for something similar to wear to the prom.
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2. Viviene Leigh in Gone with the Wind
Another Viviene to make our list of favourite red dresses from the flicks belongs to Viviene Leigh in the classic 1939 film, Gone with the Wind. While critics raved about her performance as spoiled Southern gal, Scarlett O'Hara, it was the film's magnificent costumes that truly made it memorable. Leigh's "scarlett" gown from the scene in which she attends Ashley Wilkes' birthday party, was a fabulous combination of feathers, rhinestones, and red velvet. Considered entirely inappropriate for the time, the dress with its low-cut bustline became part of the plotline when Rhett Butler has her thrown out of the party.
3. Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
For the foxiest cartoon character in history, you can't look past Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The result of many an animators' fantasies, Jessica first strutted her way onto our screens in 1988, stealing the scene as a nightclub singer wearing a revealing sparkly red dress.
4. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
Of course, our list wouldn't be complete without featuring Audrey Hepburn. And while her LBD from Tiffany's may be one of the most remembered, Hepburn's wardrobe in Funny Face is just as iconic. Created by her friend and designer Hubert de Givenchy, Hepburn's red dress in the scene when she emerges from the Louvre in Paris was a defining moment in fashion. It's a feast for the eyes as she descends the steps of the museum holding a red chiffon scarf flying above her head.
5. Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lastly, a more recent red dress moment that caught our attention was in the 2008 film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Starring Cate Blanchett as Daisy, her red dress is captured during a climactic point in the film. It's when she sees Benjamin (Brad Pitt) for the first time as a man who appears in his 20s, at the most similar in age to herself. Designed by Jacqueline West, the dress is a striking colour against Blanchett's porcelain skin, and left a vibrant mark on the screen.