The most talked about movie of the fall is full of fashion inspiration with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper serving major fashion and couple goals. Did you know? To date, there have been four versions of “A Star Is Born” from 1937, 1954, and 1976 to the most recent film now in 2018. We’re breaking down some of the most beloved styles of “A Star Is Born” through the decades.
The OG film first hit the big screens in 1937 starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. Gaynor plays an aspiring actress and March a fading actor; March helps Gaynor launch her movie star career in Hollywood as their great romance sparks. The film was such a success it was nominated for seven Oscars and set the precedent for the renditions to follow. With hourglass silhouettes, fur, butterfly sleeves and shoulder pads, women typically wore dresses and their hair up and as close to their head as possible.
And then on to 1954, with leading roles being played by Judy Garland (Dorothy in Wizard of Oz) and James Mason. The first musical take on the love saga, the film was an instant hit and won Garland her first Oscar nomination. Marked by a subtle and elegant allure, the fashion of the 1950s was all about dresses with matching coats. Think Dior! This was the first time in history that women began to feel some freedom with how they dressed and they did not have to conform (entirely) to others standards of them. Some of the most current 1950s trends having a moment right now are cat-eye sunglasses and off-the-shoulder sweaters.
Barbra Streisand was the shining star in the third A Star is Born in 1976 winning the remake three Golden Globes and the actress two Oscars. The 70s were stereotyped as the era of polyester, tight fitting pants and platform shoes but it was so much more! Patterned tunics and vests, medallion jewelry & pearls, and tonal dressing were huge trends at the time which are definitely coming full circle a la Bella Hadid.
Lady Gaga, known for her dramatic style on and off stage, has an epic style evolution in the film evolving from her simple rocker T’s, leather, and denim to exuberant hair, glitzy gowns, and new “pop” persona. 2018 is full of animal print, patterned pants, and effortless hair and makeup which Gaga does so well with her minimalistic grudge appeal.