Buy a cool trench
It’s the overcoat that defined a generation of black-and-white-era stars ( Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffffffany’s, anyone?) and now, decades into its lifespan, the classic trench coat is getting a refashioning. At Marni and Michael Kors, extra-long, loose waist ties kicked the trench’s prim and proper reputation to the curb, while Burberry, the original purveyor of the trench, added an ’80s puffffed sleeve in out-there leopard print. Turns out, you can teach an old coat new tricks.
HOLLYWOOD COVER Before you hit the trenches, take inspiration from the silver screen’s top toppers
Gallic glamour in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964).
Classic elegance in Breakfast at Tiffffffany’s (1961).
A dramatic spin in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
Modern and adventureready in Scandal (2016).
Assassin-chic in actionpacked Kill Bill (2003).
Disco fever in American Hustle (2014).