Movies and TV shows don't just have the power to entertain; they also have the power to inspire. Throughout history, they've fueled cultural movements, influenced political thought, and helped usher in greater acceptance of minority groups, most notably the LGBTQ+ community, through positive portrayals. Films and shows have also made a major impact on fashion. When the characters have just the right style, audiences sit up, take notice, and think, "How can I look like that, too?"
The following movies and TV shows all launched significant fashion trends. As a sign of how potent they were, the mere mention of their titles will immediately cause you to envision the costumes worn on-screen. What springs to mind when you think of Tom Cruise in Risky Business? Wayfarer sunglasses, right? When you hear something about Miami Vice, you automatically envision pastel shirts. These are just two examples. A combination of the right actors, the right clothes, the right material, and the right time made viewers alter the way they dressed.
These movies and TV shows changed real-world fashion in an undeniable manner.
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