Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dancing Gangsters Make Strange Bedfellows!

Did you ever wonder where people get ideas for their latest movie, video or dance move? Many times it's inspired from the past. Take a look at these two videos: 1) Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in Band Wagon (1953)  and 2) Michael Jackson in Smooth Criminal (1987). Today you can see singers like Usher taking inspiration from Michael Jackson who took inspiration from Fred Astaire. So what does this all mean? Well, basically it never hurts to look to the past to see the future!

I hope you enjoy both videos! Both are classics. Let me know of other inspirations and I'll post them to share with everyone :)

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amourxoxo

p.s It's fantastic how graphic the Band Wagon scene is executed. The back ground is gray and pale pink which extends to the band instruments. The men's and women's suits are black with chartreuse, fuchsia or orange but it's all just a hint. It makes the main dancers stand out. Beautiful set and costume design. It's subtle yet effective.

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