Skip navigation! Story from Fashion. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the UK release of Sofia Coppola's most visually arresting film, The Virgin Suicides , and we can't help but notice that the story's ill-fated Lisbon sisters — the original isolation poster girls? Set in s Michigan, the story follows the five Lisbon sisters through the eyes of a group of neighbourhood boys who become enamoured with them. After the suicide of the youngest sister, their strict Catholic parents increase supervision and take the girls out of school, furthering the boys' infatuation.
The Virgin Suicides style and fashion: 10 perfect dresses
Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicide s , a tragic story about loneliness, youth and blossoming sexuality, is famed for its dream-like costumes that have influenced the fashion world ever since, from established names such as Rodarte to emerging labels like Sleeper. Dusky florals, bell sleeves, lace, muted tones and '70s accents created a delicate, romantic look that reflected the Lisbon sisters' constant oscillation between entrapment and a longing for freedom. As The Virgin Suicide s marks its 20th anniversary, we round up 10 dresses that best imbue its feminine, ethereal aesthetic. Sleeper's hyper-feminine dresses have a similarly romantic feel to the looks worn by the Lisbon sisters. Sleeper at Farfetch. This easy-to-wear cotton midi dress covered with a delicate floral print will be a perfect summer frock, whether you team with sandals or trainers. Pastel shades of muted pinks and blues were an integral part of the film's look.
How does fashion shape adolescence? Every month, Claire Healy deconstructs the ways that style culture has contributed to the idea of the teenager in new series Extreme Adolescents. As the title suggests, the film chronicles the short lives of the enigmatic but sheltered Lisbon sisters — Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary and Therese.