The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), directed by Anthony Minghella, is not only an enthralling suspense film but also a source of fashion inspiration because it accurately portrays the refined air of men’s fashions from the late 1950s. In the drama, a young Matt Damon plays the role of Tom Ripley.
Mistaken as an old friend of Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) by his father, Ripley is sent to Italy to get him to return home. When Ripley arrives in Italy, he quickly makes friends with Greenleaf and his finance Marge Sherwood (played by Gwyneth Paltrow). The rest of the movie is cinematic history.
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1950s Style
The film The Talented Mr. Ripley is a sartorial masterpiece because it strikes an excellent balance between traditional tailoring and relaxed resort wear. Greenleaf is a fashionable playboy who luxuriates in printed bath robes, wears the finest swimwear, and matches impeccably tailored suiting separates for brilliant looks. This contrasts with Ripley, who is calculated, rough around the edges, and wears conservative suits and haphazardly mixed prints for laid-back outings.