Character Study: Oscar-Nominated Film Edition

Steal your favorite characters’ styles
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Even though it’s been days since the Oscars, we’re still inspired by the fashion in a few of the nominated films (moreso than anything we saw on the red carpet). Here are five trends Edith Head would applaud, plus tips on how to apply them to your own wardrobe.

House of Lafayette's Eddie Bucket Hat, $365
House of Lafayette’s Eddie Bucket Hat, $365

Photograph courtesy barneys.com

Joan Clarke, The Imitation Game
Her style:
“A woman in a man’s job who doesn’t have the luxury of being an ass,” Joan Clarke defies male bigotry with her brilliant mind and cute bucket hats.
How to get it: Channel Joan with House of Lafayette’s Eddie topper.


Saint Laurent Contrast Crepe Shirtdress, $2,690
Saint Laurent Contrast Crepe Shirtdress, $2,690

Photograph courtesy barneys.com

Amy Dunne, Gone Girl
Her style:
Femme fatale Amy Dunne is every man’s dream (or nightmare). Her cool girl style is classic—think neutral tones and clean New York.
How to get it:
Be amazing with Saint Laurent’s Contrast Crepe Shirtdress, which is akin to the dress Amy wears in the film’s penultimate scene.


Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Tiered Sundress, $2,295
Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Tiered Sundress, $2,295

Photograph courtesy barneys.com

Jane Wilde, The Theory of Everything
Her style:
The heart wrenching film recounts the love story of Jane Wilde and Stephen Hawking. Wilde’s style is anything but, yet her feminine dresses and cardigans are covet-worthy.
How to get it: Dress smart like Jane with this Dolce & Gabbana tea length tiered sundress.


Christian Louboutin Mea Culpe Suede High-Back Collar Pumps, $895
Christian Louboutin Mea Culpe Suede High-Back Collar Pumps, $895

Photograph courtesy saksfifthavenue.com

Maleficent, Maleficent
Her style:
An all-black leather ensemble and Angelina Jolie’s plump red lips are what makes Maleficent so fierce.
How to get it: With their dramatic black collar, these Christian Louboutin Mea Culpa High-Back Collar Pumps in suede are sure to cast a spell.


Christian Louboutin Dada Flat, $895
Christian Louboutin Dada Flat, $895

Photograph courtesy christianlouboutin.com

Gustave H, The Grand Budapest Hotel
His style:
Gustave, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s head employee, is as ostentatious as his workplace.
How to get it: These Christian Louboutin purple velvet loafers remind us of Gustave’s violet velour sport coat with red lining.

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