Style Icon: Sharon Stone in Casino

A few posts ago, I took a look at casino style, the fashion and outfits that you could wear to enjoy a night at a casino. (You can check out that post here.). A night at a Casino can be a very glamorous event, with cocktails, glitter and chips all combining to create an aura of glamour and decadence. If you want to try your hand without leaving your home, then a Cherry Casino Voucher Code 2018 could help you with free spins or a free online deposit. But if you do decide to try the real thing, the person who’s look you must be channeling is the iconic Ginger, as played by Sharon Stone in Casino.

When it comes to movie style icons, Ginger is right up there with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Diane Keaton as Annie Hall, and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. She is, quite simply, stunning. For me, this is Sharon Stone at her most alluring, forget Basic Instinct, in this role she just sizzles.

Casino is the Martin Scorsese gangster film that is a companion piece to Goodfellas, starring two of the male leads from that film, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Despite the star power of the male leads, it is Sharon as Ginger who sets the screen alight. The film is set in the 1960s and Ginger is a quintessential 60s ‘dollybird’, all big backcombed hair, false eye lashes and sparkly dresses. Her look is pure, high maintenance glamour, not an hair out of place, never knowingly dressed down. Ginger was based on a real person, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, a model and socialite who came to a mysterious end in the early 1980s, and this gives an added edge and poignancy to Stone’s performance.

The real Ginger, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, and Sharon Stone

The scene when we first encounter Ginger is a style classic. With a gorgeous white halter neck beaded mini dress with a keyhole neckline, and a classic sixties hairdo, Ginger is a sight to behold. I have loved this look from the first time I saw the film and it is now truly iconic. But it is certainly not the only memorable look – Ginger’s whole wardrobe, from those heady 1960s days right up to her death in a Pucci pantsuit/pyjamas, is just stunning.

It would be hard to choose my favourite Ginger outfit, but I love the gold dresses she wears when she is at the height of her allure and beauty. I love the seventies hair which gets shorter and curlier, and looks amazing with black leather trousers. Ultimately, this is a wardrobe I would love to step into.

Do you have a favourite movie style icon? Would love to hear your choice.


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16 thoughts on “Style Icon: Sharon Stone in Casino

  1. Such a fun and interesting post to read! It’s been a long time since I have beeen to casino..

  2. Those were the days when people dressed up. Now the people at the casinos are wearing shorts.

  3. I’ve never seen this movie, but wow did she have some fun outfits! I love how glamorous she looks!

  4. They really were in suits and glamorous dresses as if they were attending an Oscar’s. Lol!

  5. All the glitz and glam from that time period. People really knew how to dress classy more than trashy. She is beautiful in that movie and I love the outfits that you showed in your post. Sharon Stone definitely is a plus in the movie Casino.

  6. I’ve been to casinos and haven’t seen people dressy in any way. I wish those times came back, would love to play dress up for a casino outing.

  7. I haven’t seen that many movies with her. Actually, I might have just seen one movie! But she was great in it! and she does have a good fashion style

  8. I haven’t seen Casino in years, but I loved it. I remember thinking how stylish Sharon Stone was in this film.

  9. This brings us back to James Bond movies. Their sophisticated style and dresses will be appreciated by many

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