As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway for the 71st time at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, we’re looking away from the red carpet and, instead, taking our wardrobe cues from the big screen – indulging in a trio of defining fashion moments from cinematic history that, today, remain as relevant as ever…

Elvira Hancock, Scarface

Tap '+' to shop the look.

One decade before a 19-year-old Kate Moss donned that slinky spaghetti-strap dress, a 25-year-old Michelle Pfeiffer definitively demonstrated how to wear the slip in Brian De Palma’s, Scarface. In her breakthrough role as Elvira Hancock in the American thriller, Pfeiffer wore a confident, plunging blue silk-satin dress with a daring thigh-high split with an attitude that rang, “Don’t call me ‘baby!’”

Annie Hall, Annie Hall

Tap '+' to shop the look.

Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall pioneered the notion of menswear-as-womenswear in the 1977 namesake Rom-Com; in a role written specifically for her, it was the actress’ signature tomboyish style that made Annie Hall the cult style icon she was and is still. Oversized blazers, loosely tailored trousers and androgynous shirting defined the basis of her looks, and have since secured her place on the pedestal for what ‘cool girl’ dressing looks like now.

Margot Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums  

Tap '+' to shop the look.

Costume designer, Karen Patch – responsible for outfitting the dysfunctional Royal Tenenbaums family in Wes Anderson’s 2001 cinematic masterpiece – is nothing short of a creative genius. The moment she transformed Gwyneth Paltrow into the nonchalant, 70s-tinged Margot Tenenbaum, a muse to the fashion world was born; in fact, the heroine’s style played inspiration to Alessandro Michele’s Spring/Summer 2017 Gucci show. Forever and always will the combination of a sweet mini, sparkly hairslide and statement fluffy coat belong to Margot Tenenbaum.