InStyle and Fandango have teamed up to create a new video series inspired by the intersection of fashion and film. And what better place for that intersection than the red carpet!?
The new series is based off of Fandango’s “I Love Movies” video series and will give fans an inside look into film’s influence on fashion. The series will feature a number of notable gurus in the film and fashion world including fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Empire Costume Designer Paolo Nieddu, and Olivia Polermo. Other participants include Ariel Foxman, editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatch. Foxman explains what Wymsee has been saying all along: “Film has always had a striking influence on fashion. The world’s foremost designers have long used cinema as a source of inspiration.”
We can’t wait to hear what Paolo Nieddu has to say considering his Cookie has spurred some serious closet envy and sparked much emulation from celebrities and fans alike. When we asked him about that he told Wymsee, “It’s insane. It makes me really happy to see people respond positively and get inspired by my costume choices or want to know where things are from. Getting to contribute to pop culture in this way is a dream come true.”
He’ll be talking about his favorite movies, including Desperately Seeking Susan starring Madonna. SUCH a classic! So why did he pick that one (along with a list of others you’ll have to watch to see)? “I always loved Madonna as Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan,” Paolo explains. “I wanted those earrings, boots, and that pyramid jacket! And her hat box – I thought that’s what it meant to be cool in NYC even though I was a boy.”
As for how movies influenced his life and outlook on fashion and costumes? Paolo explains, “I remember watching Pretty Woman at 10 and being like ‘OMG, there is another level,’ and not in a way that was like ‘oh this is where I need to be or how I get there’…it was more like the idea of Rodeo Drive, or her shopping and borrowing jewels and wearing a gown and going from the patent boots to the polka dot Valentino – it made me so interested in how clothing could transform a person – like a ‘real life costume.’ And I think for the first time I thought about how society views appropriate and not appropriate dressing […] I mentioned in the interview how when I saw Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead that it was my first time really seeing a ‘fashion’ job portrayed on screen, and I knew right away that it was something I liked and wanted to pursue. Film has this way of shaping how we view things that people shouldn’t underestimate.”
So what got Paolo interested in participating in the series? He tells Wymsee, “Growing up I was always into movies and magazines and to now be asked by InStyle and Fandango to share a story about a film with the likes of Isaac Mizrahi; I was honored […] When I list out movies that I love, it’s funny to see a common thread among them, whether it be characters who are fashionable or being based in a style-related world (like Mannequin).”
You can watch the new series beginning January 6th on Fandango.com, Fandango Movieclips on YouTube, imovieclips.com, and Fandango’s channels on Hulu, AOL, and Watchable. You can also check them out at