The 14 Best Fashion Moments From Horror Movies

There has always been a certain beauty—and Halloween inspiration—in the creepy, chilling, and morose.

Fashion designers have found inspiration in horror films (and vice versa) for decades. From the Bride of Frankenstein bringing femininity into the genre with its draped white dress to costume designer Edith Head turning the “Hitchcock Blonde” into a veritable franchise, there has always been a certain beauty in the morose. But it wasn’t until Alexander McQueen began normalizing ripped lace and red contacts in the mid-’90s that the unholy union between terror and trendiness became an evergreen source of inspiration. Since then, it has seeped into the works of Prada, Undercover, Rodarte, Junya Watanabe, and many, many others.

While each great scary movie offers some sort of sensual experience for viewers, there are a few classics that have stood the test of time when it comes to sartorial renown. The horror renaissance of the 2010s only added to (and diversified) the genre’s high-fashion inventory, attaching entirely new connotations to flower crowns and Armani gowns. And while some of the following films aren’t necessarily remembered for their cinematic integrity, their stylistic impact remains long after the “final girl’s” last scream. Here, 15 of the best fashion moments in horror movies.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Elsa Lanchester, 1935Courtesy Everett Collection

This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Caitlin Morton