Here’s Why Legally Blonde Is One of the Best Beauty Movies

Elle’s showstopping looks, which were by costume designer Sophie de Rakoff, ensured Legally Blonde to be one the most fashionable films in cinematic history alongside Clueless, The Devil Wears Prada, and the recent Cruella. (Witherspoon even had it written in her contract that she could keep her wardrobe from the movies.) However, at its core, Legally Blonde is truly a film about beauty. While there are countless movies known for their hair and makeup moments (Mia Farrow’s pixie cut in Rosemary’s Baby, Amélie’s bob, Natalie Portman’s dramatic eyeshadow in Black Swan, etc.), Legally Blonde’s take on beauty is all-encompassing. It’s a major focus from the beginning to the end.