5 Movies That Deserve Fashion Lines


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Carey Mulligan photographed during her audition for The Great Gatsby

Opening Ceremony's all about The Muppets Movie, and now The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has spawned its own H&M collection

And while Kermit prints and slashed jeans are pretty exciting, we can't help but wonder what other upcoming films might wind up in our closet. Retailers, here's our wish list.

1. My Week with Marilyn: This Michelle Williams vehicle (out November 4) has sparked a Marilyn Monroe frenzy at the magazine rack; shouldn't it get some retail love too? We're thinking retro sweater sets, check-print pedal pushers, frothy pink cocktail gowns, and (pretty please?) diamonds.

2. W.E.: C'mon. Madonna is the director—how could there not be a fashion line? Wallis Simpson's sophisticated skirt suits, veiled hats, and puff-sleeved teadresses may be a bit too mature for the pop star's Material Girl line, but it shouldn't take too much arm-twisting to find someone to bring those iconic fashions to the masses. The film (out December 9) features vintage costumes from the likes of Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and Elsa Schiaparelli. We're already drooling—and don't get us started on her jewelry. Make. It. Happen.

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Robert Downey Jr., Noomi Rapace, and Jude Law, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Hitting theaters December 16, this crime caper may hark back to the Victorian era, but there's still plenty for modern-day shoppers to sink their teeth into. Houndstooth capelets, cropped blazers with dramatic lapels, rich brocade vests and dresses, and necklaces with cheeky magnifying glass charms. We might pass on the deerstalker hat, though.

4. Snow White: We're sure Kristen Stewart's Snow White and The Huntsman (out March 16) merits its own range too, but, let's be honest: We'd like a side of swishy ball gowns with our armor. And after seeing preview shots that have Lily Collins wearing a swan on her head (Philip Treacy, this has your name all over it!), we can only imagine the creative possibilities this fairy tale presents. We'd love to see someone come out with mirror and poison apple prints and ethereal party dresses with puff sleeves.  

5. The Great Gatsby: Yes, yes, they're still filming this one. But with designers like Marc Jacobs already ahead of the game with its '20s-influenced Spring 2012 collections and Tiffany & Co. signed on to do the jewelry, we're pretty much ready to usher in flapper-chic, like, now. Bring on the pleated skirts, drop waists, art deco references, cloches, and feather accents! We can already see Daisy Buchanan, er Carey Mulligan, rocking the look on the red carpet.

Meanwhile, Martin Scorsese gets a high-fashion tribute in the November Harper's Bazaar.

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