Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Kim Cattrall in Mannequin vs. Catwalk Trends SS 2010

Well, I spent yesterday afternoon curled up on my sofa watching Mannequin, the a-maz-ing 1987 classic movie. Kim Cattrall plays Emmy, a time travelling girl from ancient Egypt, who finds herself in the 80s as a mannequin and only her creator, Jonathan Switcher (played by Andrew McCarthy. Yep, he's in 'Pretty in Pink' as well, but that's another blog post!), can see her in the flesh. Together they create fab window displays, have all the fun you'd dream of having in an empty department store, and fall in love (awww). It's a great 80s film; cheesy dialogue, bit of a dance montage and, of course, a great soundtrack, not to mention fash-tastic costumes!

Not only is it a great, nostalgic, fun movie but, while I was watching it I kept thinking the outfits looked familiar - then it dawned on me... I think that a designers were watching Mannequin before designing their SS10 collections, clearly paying close attention to the outfits during the dance montage, 'Do you dream about me?'. See if you can see the link between catwalk and Mannequin too!

Mannequin vs Marc Jacobs 

Mannequin vs Luella

Mannequin vs Diane von Furstenberg 
Mannequin vs Balmain 
Mannequin vs Loewe 

What do you think? Whether it's print, style, fabric or colour I think I've found the overall theme for SS10 - Mannequin!

Haven't had enough Mannequin flashbacks? Watch the montage clip in question below (ps. you're welcome!).


Images: and gladden entertainment


  1. I'm loving this comparison. Been on a bit of a Mannequin phase for about 2 weeks.

  2. Thanks Christine - I love this film, never gets old. Hollywood is my idol! Cx


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