With the imminent launch of Disney’s Maleficent marked in our diaries, we take a look at the wicked world of the fashionable movie villain…
Told from the perspective of Maleficent, a woman who curses a newborn after not being invited to her christening (she’s not called “one of the most sinister Disney villains” for nothing), the live action remake of Sleeping Beauty follows the fairytale we know and love (and gave us nightmares).
Though the presence of the pale-faced fairy leaves us just as scared as we were as kids, a fresh look at the film almost 60 years later has given us a whole new perspective on the style savvy scoundrel. Suddenly, we’re much more aware of her wardrobe; that lush shade of purple, those dark flowing fabrics, her amazing smokey eye…I’m even coming round to the idea of a horned headband.
Inspired by this wicked woman’s fabulous fashions, we take a look at some other super stylish villains from the big screen…
Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations)
Taking the monochrome trend to town, Cruella de Vil knows a good print when she sees one. Livened up with a splash of red, this en vogue antagonist is all about the oversized coat, killer courts and ill-gotten polka prints…
The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
If there’s one word I’d use to describe The White Witch, it’s fierce; a term that can be applied to both her cold nature and scene-stealing style. Those icy tones, shimmering metallics and luscious layers…let’s just say, if it was acceptable to wear an icicle tiara to the office, I would.
Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
The evil queen of the LBD, Ursula keeps her bad girl garb minimal but goes to town on her makeup. She dines out on a blood-red manicure, sea-green eye-shadow and a pair of pout perfect scarlet lips. All, of course, offset by her so now purple complexion.
Regina George (Mean Girls)
To channel your inner Mean Girl, you’ve simply got to be…well, mean…and wear pink (a lot of pink). While we don’t advocate the former, there’s no denying that Regina’s girly wardrobe was pretty preppy perfection…
Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct)
Slipping into a slick white bodycon, Catherine Tramell revealed “all” whilst revealing nothing during her police interrogation. With a wardrobe as fearless as her attitude, Sharon Stone’s character redefined the role of the femme fatale forever. Read more about her here.
What fabulous fashionable villains would you add to the list?