Top 5 Scarf Moments in Movies

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They may just be accessories, but scarves have their own category in most stores because they are essential. Yes, they keep your neck and shoulders warm but they also add dimensions to an outfit like no accessory can. A lot of the top moments in movies are graced by scarves– may even have revolved around them without us realizing it. There are probably hundreds of them out there but here are our top 5 choices from classics to contemporary.

5. Funny Face (1957)

The five-minute modeling montage of Greenwich village intellectual turned model Jo Stockton (played by Audrey Hepburn) is an iconic scene in itself. But the scarf moment is when she was traipsing down the Daru steps of the Louvre, dressed in a red Givenchy gown, a matching red scarf billowing above her head. This is the scene when we believe Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) was finally smitten–and the audience as well. Recreate the scene in Faliero Sarti’s Petra Scarf made out of a fine knit, cashmere silk blend.

Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) glides down the Daru steps, holding a red scarf above her head in the film, Funny Face

Faliero Sarti Petra Scarf, $429.96

4. Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

Oh, Bridget. A holiday weekend out in the country with a gorgeous man (i.e. Hugh Grant) IS enough to drive Grace Kelly illusions through a girl’s head. Up until that moment where it flies off in the wind, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) looked especially classy in her monotone head scarf. If she had chosen this pink, sequined Valentino, there might’ve been more weight to hold it down or at least, it would’ve looked good with that top.

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) looks gleeful in her head scarf in her ride to the country with Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)

Valentino Sequin Scarf, $916.30

3. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

The Girl with the Green Scarf isn’t exactly a scene but we all confess to wanting our own crinkled kelly green scarf as soon as Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is baptized with the pseudonym by the handsome, finance editor Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy). If you want something more polished, you can go for Pierre-Louis Mascia’s two-toned silk and cashmere blend scarf although we read from The Fashionable Housewife that you can get the real thing from the movie’s stylist Patricia Field, at her website.

Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is the shopaholic financial journalist Girl With the Green Scarf

Pierre Louis-Mascia Scarf, $266.17

2. Thelma and Louise (1991)

This movie not only paved the way for female road trip movies but made the head scarf an official trend after Susan Sarandon, playing feisty Arkansas waitress Louise Sawyer, put it on with a pair of fierce sunglasses. There is style amidst the chaos and the drama, and if you want to get the look, any scarf will do, really. But we thought Alexander McQueen’s floral grey pashmina is a great mix of moody and chic.

The iconic Polaroid shot of Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis) with the head scarf plus sunglasses combo

Alexander McQueen Floral Scarf, $444.10

1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

We put the most stylish of them all on Number 1, platinum blonde editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly (impeccably played by Meryl Streep). If you didn’t read the book, then you missed the fact that a white Hermès scarf was the character’s staple item. But we do love how every designer scarf, wrap, and stole was her thing in the film. In honor of the mother of all fashion-themed books-turned-movies, we thought this Hermes Vintage Bookshelf  Printed Scarf reminds us most of the scary but strong Miranda Priestly.

Meryl Streep is Hermès scarf-wearing, stone-cold editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

Hermès Vintage Bookshelf Printed Scarf, $1348.03

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