The world of fashion has always been dictated by celebrities. When an actress sets a trend on the red carpet, soon enough every woman in America owns a similar dress to wear on date night. Celebrities not only affect the fashion trends of the world with their award show decisions but as their characters in popular programs or films.
2010 was a time of uncertainty. David Tennant was leaving Doctor Who and was replaced by a relatively unknown actor names Matt Smith. In Doctor Who, the Doctor’s personality changes with each regeneration. Regeneration is a means of cheating death by changing into a new body when the old one gives out. This has allowed the show to continue for fifty years featuring 12 different actors in the main role. The Doctor’s personality and fashion change with each incarnation. Matt Smith’s costume featured a bow tie. He would often declare that “Bow ties are cool” when asked about his choice in fashion on the show. While bow ties had been out of the main fashion in males for years, the trend made a comeback with Matt Smith’s fashion statement.
When Glee introduced the character Blaine Anderson, it seemed the bright colors and matching attire craze was on a downward slope. The style was more of “wacky tacky” with varying colors and styles included on the same outfit. Blaine began to wear bright skinny jeans with a matching polo or button-up with matching accessories. His style stood out and made his appear more vibrant than the rest of the cast. Trends would soon follow as young adults began to come away from the tacky phase and flock back to one central color theme for each outfit.
The world of fashion would see a rise in red leather jackets for females when ABC’s Once Upon a Time hit televisions everywhere. The main character, Emma Swan, often wore this style of jacket. Her character is a strong female who wants the best for her child. Women everywhere were impressed with the character. Her style began to influence independent women everywhere. Red leather jackets are now a hot trend once again.
Each year it seems a celebrity sets a new trend. Whether it be on the red carpet or in character, these stars affect the world of fashion more than they will ever know. Men and women all want to look like their favorite superstars and will follow the trends set by them until the end of time. Our fashion is often dictated by famous actors and actresses more than we ever thought.