Fur is a Hollywood staple, as it’s luxurious, fashionable, and oh so soft. Many movies and television shows features actors wrapped in decadent furs, or even using them to stay warm! Let’s take a look at the most iconic furs on the big, and little, screens.
A cult classic, Blade Runner received mixed reviews, although most note that its design and shooting were beyond its time. Furthermore, no one can deny the fabulous fur coat that Sean Young, playing Rachel, wears while being interrogated by Harrison Ford. This coat is perfect for running from assassins, or falling in love with one.
Run from blades in these fabrics:
Desire tells the tale of Madeleine de Beaupre, a jewel thief fleeing to the Spanish Border. Played by Marlene Dietrich, this devilish dame distracts and dazzles many a man, ensuring her future as a wealthy woman. Many outfits from Desire display style, but Madeleine’s fur lined dressing gown, worn while discussing her stolen goods with her lover, takes the cake. This dressing gown is perfect for high speed car chases and seducing American men.
Quell your desire with these fabrics:
It’s no secret that Empire dominates when it comes to fashion, and no one knows furs like Cookie Lyon. Seen here, walking down the streets of Philadelphia, Cookie’s impeccable style can’t be stopped, even when her sister is missing. This fur coat is perfect for celebrating your first day on the outside, or making it big on the back of a major record label.
Build an empire with these furs:
In the opening scene of Funny Girl, Fanny Brice steps into the Zeigfeld theater in a beautiful fur coat and cap, looks into the mirror, and says “Hello, Gorgeous!” This opening line is apt, as Striesand is stunning in this fur ensemble. An iconic look, we follow Fanny back in time as she reflects on how she got where she is. This fur coat and cap is perfect for waiting on your husband to get out of prison.
Flick through these funny fabrics:
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums follows a family in disaray, attempting to put their lives back together. Margot, the adopted daughter played by Gwyneth Paltrow, deals with her lack-luster lover by smoking in the tub and wearing fanciful furs. Margot’s brown fur is perfect for hiding your cigarettes and comforting your father, who is not at all dying of stomach cancer.
Feel royal in these furs:
What’s your favorite fur? Let me know in the comments!