Film Noir Style

Femme fatale women who were so good at being bad, dressed impeccably, elegantly, expensively and… deadly. But also the …bad guys next door in bespoke suits,pochette and stylish trench coats. The fashion in film noir sartorial choices influenced the public at large and this is what Hollywood fashion expert Kimberly Truhler thoroughly discusses in her book “Film Noir Style: the Killer 1940s”. The author explores 20 iconic noir films from 1941 to 1950 and traces the evolution of fashion in the 1940s, the impact of World War II on this field, and the influence of the film noir genre on fashion then and now. Meet the wonderful women of noir, including Lana Turner, Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney and many others, as well as the costume designers who created and recreated these famous stars as assassins… in style.