5 fashionable shows and films that deserve a reboot: The First Wives Club, The Nanny, The Talented Mr. Ripley...
Rinse and repeat
First came news of the Lizzie McGuire renewal, then Gossip Girl 2.0 was announced. What other movies and TV shows with outstanding fashion moments need, well, another moment? We have five nominees for Hollywood's kind consideration.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley is, without question, one of the most stylish films of all time. Rich vacationers in Italy, blousy linen shirts worn open, loads of Chet Baker... what more could you want? The film's got that sense of laid back, luxurious ease we all wish we had, and it's due some more time on our screens. Thank God, then, that Showtime has ordered a new series based on the film and novel, starring hot priest Andrew Scott of Fleabag and Sherlock fame. Our wish is simple: that it serves up more old-money chic and Ripley's trepidatory attempts at dressing like it — which, honestly, same.
The First Wives' Club
This classic comedy is due a sequel, or at least a modern day reboot in its spirit because we could all honestly do with more rapturously vogue older ladies on our screens (and by older, we mean women above 40, an age bracket Hollywood tend to dismiss as irrelevant if you're female). It's not fashionable in a trendy way, but the original film portrayed character arcs through their costumes. There's something very innately chic, after all, about women with a strong sense of personal style — especially if they are plotting revenge against their cruel, useless exes.
French New Wave
It's been building and bubbling for a while, but since Call Me By Your Name, there's been a demand for a French New Wave revival. Luca Guadanigno's film is gorgeous, but there's so much more style to be mind from that formative movement in cinema. Think of ingenues like Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot, with their little breton sweaters and mini dresses. Now imagine all that in bright, sunny colour, and sigh at the dreaminess of it all.
Fran Fine's fashion game was impeccable. From Moschino to Fendi, she wore the best of the '90s with unmatched panache. Lord knows how she could afford them labels on a nanny's salary, but let's suspend disbelief in order to appreciate how she outshone the stuffy New York society Sheffields.
Sex and the City
Yes, we know Sex and the City gets countlessly rehashed when talking about stylish shows. But the seminal series has not had justice done to it! The Carrie Diaries prequel was frankly a snooze-fest compared to the original, and there isn't a show since that comes anywhere close to the iconic moments the 1990s series gave us. Remember that slinky newsprint bias-cut Dior dress? Carrie Bradshaw's funky footwear, Samantha Jones' sexy power dressing, Charlotte York's minimalist Park Avenue style, and Miranda Hobbes' pre-eminent streetwear looks? We are in desperate need of fashion moments such as those again, ones which borrow from the runway to show us aspirational singlehood in the real way.
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