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11 Of The Most Stylish Moments In British Cinema

British fashion and film go hand in hand so well you'd think one was invented because the other demanded it.

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1. Dr. No (1962)

No one ever talks about what James Bond wears in this film — the real star is Ursula Andress's iconic swimsuit. Prior to the film's release, the bikini was considered risqué, but once Honey Ryder graced the screen, two-piece swimsuit sales skyrocketed.
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No one ever talks about what James Bond wears in this film — the real star is Ursula Andress's iconic swimsuit. Prior to the film's release, the bikini was considered risqué, but once Honey Ryder graced the screen, two-piece swimsuit sales skyrocketed.

2. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

The Beatles' first feature-length film gave the world an up-close-and-personal look at the band's signature style.From their mop-top haircuts to their slim-cut suits, '60s fashion was defined by the Beatles, and the world has not stopped imitating them.
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The Beatles' first feature-length film gave the world an up-close-and-personal look at the band's signature style.From their mop-top haircuts to their slim-cut suits, '60s fashion was defined by the Beatles, and the world has not stopped imitating them.

3. Blow-Up (1966)

This film set in the '60s London fashion scene helped launch the world of high-fashion models and fashion photographers into the public consciousness. The film spawned a legion of aspiring photographers who not only coveted the main character's career but also imitated his look of white jeans and loose button-up shirts.
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This film set in the '60s London fashion scene helped launch the world of high-fashion models and fashion photographers into the public consciousness. The film spawned a legion of aspiring photographers who not only coveted the main character's career but also imitated his look of white jeans and loose button-up shirts.

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The film's not-over-the-top futuristic costumes have influenced recent fashion designers with their clean lines and subdued tones. The movie's influence can be felt in subsequent sci-fi films that have adopted its sleek and simple aesthetic.
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The film's not-over-the-top futuristic costumes have influenced recent fashion designers with their clean lines and subdued tones. The movie's influence can be felt in subsequent sci-fi films that have adopted its sleek and simple aesthetic.

5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The hyperstylized look of this film can still be found in modern incarnations. Pop stars, films, fashion designers, and many more have paid tribute to Alex and his three droogs' stark white outfits topped with bowler hats and complemented with bovver boots.
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The hyperstylized look of this film can still be found in modern incarnations. Pop stars, films, fashion designers, and many more have paid tribute to Alex and his three droogs' stark white outfits topped with bowler hats and complemented with bovver boots.

6. Get Carter (1971)

Michael Caine's suit was once declared the number-four-greatest suit in film. The extremely well-tailored mohair suit has spawned a legion of similarly dressed film gangsters.
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Michael Caine's suit was once declared the number-four-greatest suit in film. The extremely well-tailored mohair suit has spawned a legion of similarly dressed film gangsters.

7. Quadrophenia (1979)

Mod fashion at its finest. This is seen today in the continued popularity of army-influenced coats and fitted polo shirts on men and feminine Peter Pan collars on ladies.
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Mod fashion at its finest. This is seen today in the continued popularity of army-influenced coats and fitted polo shirts on men and feminine Peter Pan collars on ladies.

8. Trainspotting (1996)

Danny Boyle's film helped define post-grunge British-influenced '90s fashion and is making a comeback today.
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Danny Boyle's film helped define post-grunge British-influenced '90s fashion and is making a comeback today.

9. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999)

This film originated the look known as "British gangster chic." The look is noted for being "dressed down in style," eschewing the business suit for tailored casual pieces.
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This film originated the look known as "British gangster chic." The look is noted for being "dressed down in style," eschewing the business suit for tailored casual pieces.

10. Skyfall (2012)

This modern James Bond film carries on the tradition of having influential and impeccable style. Whether it's in a tuxedo or a well-tailored suit, the film offers an excellent lesson in dressing the modern male by choosing well-made pieces and making sure the clothes are tailored to the wearer.
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This modern James Bond film carries on the tradition of having influential and impeccable style. Whether it's in a tuxedo or a well-tailored suit, the film offers an excellent lesson in dressing the modern male by choosing well-made pieces and making sure the clothes are tailored to the wearer.

11. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

This film uses fashion not only as a plot device but as a central location: The characters hold undercover meetings at a tailor shop. The style of this film was so popular that it has inspired its own clothing line.
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This film uses fashion not only as a plot device but as a central location: The characters hold undercover meetings at a tailor shop. The style of this film was so popular that it has inspired its own clothing line.

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