Just another idea for a topic here. I love discussing ML fashion. I think we could all go on a bit about Maddie and David's best/worst looks, how they worked within the stories, behind the scenes info, collectibles, and the trends they set among other things. Whaddaya think?
Wow, Cindy-- you work fast! Thanks for the new section!
Okay then, let's start with Miss Madolyn Hayes' wardobe-- What are her best/worst looks?
I think that lavender suit, which shows up a few times-- Next Murder and Atlas Belched, most notably-- is her best work wear.
For formal wear, I love the dresses she wears to dinner in Every Daughter's, the engagement party in The Son Also Rises (a little overdressed, but hey... I forgive her), and at the end of The Color of Maddie.
As far as the worst goes, although it's hard to make Cybill look bad in anything, I think her maternity wear was just horrific!
I loved Maddie's look when it was more simple without frills or ruffs. Clean cut lines and simple colours that suited her. The worst outfit I can remember is the funeral/black clothes she wore in Big Man on Mulberry Street. Black and grey with frills.... ugh! Yet the blue dress she wore for the dance sequence was beautiful!
I loved all the clothes in Dream Sequence, all stunning and the 1940s designs really suited her.
As for David...well he looked wonderful in a tux (Esp in Money Talks, Maddie Walks...) But perversely I also think he looked great in 'Maddies Turn to Cry' in an old T shirt and baggy old trousers.. Also loved the leather jacket and jeans in Tracks of my tears...
PS Also agree with bluevelvet!
"You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn't make it a duck"
The 1980s were definitely the decade of excess - I don't think there will be a decade like it. It was the "greed was good" decade which Moonlighting epitomised! It is hard to believe we are talking twenty years back! The bigger the better. I will always remember Moonlighting when it first screened in 1987 in Australia - I was fifteen years of age - which launched Bruce Willis's Hollywood career. Big hair, outrageous costumes, Shakespearean plots, shoulder pads and exaggerated masculinity and femininity - oh the 80s!
For formal wear, I love the dresses Maddie wears to dinner in Every Daughter's, the engagement party in The Son Also Rises (a little overdressed, but hey... I forgive her), and at the end of The Color of Maddie.
Hmmm. I don't particularly like that metallic looking bodice thing on the Color of Maddie dress in the pool room. Reminds me of something an Amazon warrior would wear as armor!
I do like the pretty formal dress she wears in Money Talks, Maddie Walks. But my favorite is the strapless black dress she dons in Blonde on Blonde as she is strutting her stuff in front of her mirror. A hot, hot dress!
Post by gypsygem81 on Jun 21, 2005 11:48:19 GMT -5
Yeah, I really didn't like that dress in The Colour of Maddie. I loved the dress that she wore in the dance sequence in Big Man on Mullberry Street, though I agree with Mul about the funeral suit. Hideous.
Holy cow, that Color of Maddie dress was just a stunner in the 80's! In retrospect, a terrific example of the slick, shiny, hardened excess of the era. Yeah, today it's a bit over the top, but I remember a bunch of us girls being knocked out by it at the time!
I have many sewing patterns (I like to sew) that are from the early '90s (and a few from the mid-late '80s—eBay is a great place to find them) that have Maddie written all over them. The boxy jacket; the slim skirt with the slit in the front, side, or back; the loose, silky blouses with padded shoulders; the shirtsleeve dresses with wide belts. Yep. I've got all those patterns. I haven't sewn any of them up, (except for a skirt or two) but I might do something with them some day.
I really love looking at Maddie's clothes. Even though the belts are too wide for today's fashions and the jackets too boxy, (and the shoulder pads too big) many of her outfits are classic (or at least my idea of classic). I especially love the skirts. The blouses look very comfortable, (if you take away the shoulder pads) and I wouldn't mind wearing a modified version of them today. I like the soft fabrics (though I'd go with rayon rather than silk or polyester, and I wouldn't choose pastels because they don't work for me).
Her evening gown in "Money Talks, Maddie Walks" was too '80s for me. Those weird appliques, the way the front of the dress (skirt area) kind of billowed out awkwardly as she walked—she looked good in it, but overall I think it was too difficult of a style to pull off.
Dave's style just looked fabulous on him. Bruce Willis has such trim hips (or at least the fashions he wore accentuated his broad shoulders/trim waist and hips). He looked great in all the clothes he wore. Classic pleated trousers (which are out of favor now) looked great on him. Someone with a silhouette such as his (and narrow hips/flat stomach) can really pull that style off. The pants were styled so well for him that they were really quite flattering—pleats and all.
Yeah, there was something about his shape—I think he has a slightly long waist (but not short legs—he's relatively tall, after all) which makes the "drop" (I think that's what it's called) from his broad shoulders to his trim hips even more attractive. He looks great in those classic suits. Fitted shirt tucked into classic pleated trousers was a fantastic look for him. The center pleat merged into the pressed crease in the front of the trousers, and further accentuated the line. Add suspenders (more vertical lines) and he was quite the dashing fellow.
He looked good with a suit jacket on, but better with the jacket off, because you could really see that his shoulders were broad—it wasn't just the cut of the jacket.