We value fashion at The A.V. Club. While other websites fawn over momentary trends, we dig through history to unearth timeless styles, helping you find new looks inspired by occasions as artistically momentous as the 1995 Indiana Jones Adventure opening.
Naturally, then, the birth of Movie Premieres Unlimited, a new Twitter account that collects some of the finest celebrity fashion from the red carpets of years past, piqued our interest. Through this collection of photos, you will discover styles your mind has, willingly or otherwise, erased, and, through them learn that there is no limit to what arrangements of material can be draped on the human body for the world to see.
They say never to open a show with a show-stopper, but it’s important, right up front, to bring you the account’s Eyes Wide Shut entry. While every one of the sartorial choices made here are, of course, excellent in their own right, focus your attention on Val Kilmer, dressed in the sort of khakis and baggy white button-down that fill Richard Branson’s dreams. Also, a young Ben Foster’s smoldering, smoky gaze can’t distract from a second head’s worth of blown out frosted tips, which accompany a wide-lapel shirt and a suit jacket hanging down near his knees.
This is fashion, baby, and if it’s too daring for you, don’t even think about continuing forward. Not everybody is equipped to handle styles as powerful as Matt LeBlanc and Hank Azaria’s billowing “dad’s closet” looks, or even Bill Murray’s orange-lensed wraparound shades.
Movies Premieres Unlimited isn’t confined to one decade. No, it also gives us great looks from the 2000s, like Halle Berry’s rhinestone top, Tom Green’s baggy cargo pants, and whatever denim madness infected the Austin Powers In Goldmember premiere.
There’s more—so much more—to see for yourself on the account, but hopefully we’ve provided you a few new ideas for how to freshen up your own wardrobe as the seasons change. Why not wear a black t-shirt under a black sport jacket? Why not bring out an old bucket hat or spice up your look with a few vests?
Browse the Movie Premieres Unlimited lookbook, pull together an outfit inspired by its profound images, and maybe you, too, can inspire someone to look at you with the same stoned awe Carson Daly brought to the You Don’t Mess With The Zohan premiere.
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