The fashion world is constantly chopping and changing, and it seems as though we can’t go a day without a new trend making its mark. While many trends often look towards the future, it’s fair to say that fashion seems to be looking backward for some of its coolest clothes of the year. That’s certainly the case in 2019, as you’ll be happy to know that preppy fashion is now making a comeback.
All About That Prep
When you think of preppy fashion, there’s a high chance that you think of Hollywood movies and television shows where the main characters wear their letterman sweaters, they wear bow ties around their necks, and tweed skirts with long socks. Preppy is pretty awesome, right? Of course, while preppy was once the biggest fashion trend in the world, it was soon replaced by grunge, streetwear, and more urban pieces. Well, it’s time to welcome that prep back…
2019 is all about remastering old styles, and there’s no doubt about the fact that preppy fashion is included in that list. While you might get a few strange looks if you turned up to work in a full Carlton Banks outfit, this new remastering of prep-wear makes it the perfect fashion addition to your life. With influences from hip-hop, punk, and streetwear, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to wear this stuff right now.
The Perfect Pieces
So, what does this new trend allow you to wear? Think tailored (but bright and colorful) tweed suits, smart shirts with contrasting patterns and colors, chino-type pants, baseball jerseys, and of course, baseball caps. Top all this off with some old-school sneakers, and you’re onto a winner.
Are you ready to embrace the new and improved preppy trend?
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky
This isn’t the last time director Darren Aronofsky will appear on this list, as the director has a habit of dating his leading ladies. Lawrence and Aronofsky met on the set of Mother! in 2016 and introduced themselves as a couple at the Venice Film Festival in 2017. The pair had a 21-year age gap but were brought together by their shared creativity on set. Unfortunately, the movie was a flop and faced bad reviews and low box office numbers. Lawrence and Aronofsky split later in 2017.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders
This is an on-set romance that turned into a serious tabloid scandal. The Twilight actress met director Rupert Sanders when he directed her in Snow White and the Huntsman. At the time, Kristen Stewart was dating and living with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, and Sanders was married with two children. After being spotted kissing in LA, the scandal erupted. Sander’s wife Liberty Ross, a model and actress, filed for divorce, and Stewart publicly apologized to Pattinson.
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton
This iconic and eccentric pair first met when Burton directed Bonham Carter in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. The couple worked on many movies together, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland. Burton and Bonham-Carter have two children together, a son named William Raymond, and a daughter named Nell. Sadly, the couple split up in 2014 after 13 years together.
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen
Our first success story is that of the wonderful Frances McDormand and one half of the Coen brothers, Joel Coen. McDormand and Coen fell in love while making Ethan Coen’s film Blood Simple, and got married later that year. Since then, McDormand has featured in many Coen brothers films, including Fargo, for which she took home the Academy Award for Best Actress. Seriously, this is one talented Hollywood couple. The pair adopted a son from Paraguay, called Pedro McDormand Coen.
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson
Ukrainian born actress and model Milla Jovovich met director Paul W.S. Anderson while working on the first Resident Evil movie in 2002. At the time, Jovovich was unhappy with her role and argued that she should have more action scenes. Anderson happily obliged, listening to the actress and making appropriate changes. After an on-and-off engagement for a few years, the pair eventually tied the knot in 2009. They have two children together. Their first daughter Ever was born in 2007, and their second daughter Dashiel came along in 2015.
Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress, and a huge Hollywood star in the ’40s. She appeared in movies like Casablanca and Gaslight, and won a whopping three Academy Awards during her career. Bergman fell in love with Italian Neorealist director Roberto Rossellini when she appeared in his film Stromboli. Both were married at the time, and their love affair had some huge repercussions for Bergman. She was denounced by the Catholic church and the US Senate, and was forced to flee to Europe.
Linda Hamilton and James Cameron
Strap yourselves in for this one, because James Cameron has had several overlapping relationships. When the director was still married to his third wife Kathryn Bigelow – also a director – he met Linda Hamilton on the set of the Terminator sequel. Cameron divorced Bigelow in 1991, and Hamilton was pregnant the next year. Cameron then left Hamilton to be with actress Suzy Amis, but eventually returned to Hamilton and their child. She became his fourth wife. Incredibly, Cameron then got back together with Amis and married her.
Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez
Actress Rose McGowan met director Robert Rodriguez while they were shooting Planet Terror in 2007. At the time, Rodriguez was married and had five children, but he went on to divorce his wife after 16 years of marriage. McGowan and Rodriguez were a couple until 2009, but then fell out over an ill-fated attempt to remake the 1968 movie Barbarella. The movie never happened as Rodriguez didn’t want to leave his children to film on location in Germany.
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg
Director Steven Spielberg was married to Amy Irving when he met Kate Capshaw on the set of the second Indiana Jones film. The pair got together and were married in 1991. Incredibly, they’re still going strong today. Capshaw and Spielberg have seven children together, including two from previous marriages, three between them, and two adopted children. Spielberg has remarked that he isn’t a huge fan of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, but that’s where he met his ‘leading lady’.
Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller
Actress Christine Taylor met future husband Ben Stiller when he was directing a spoof sci-fi TV short called Heat Vision and Jack. The 20-minute pilot, featuring Jack Black and Owen Wilson, was never picked up, but the pair fell for each other. Taylor and Stiller got married in 2001 and went on to star in many movies together, including Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, and Zoolander. The couple has two children together but sadly split in 2017 after 17 years together.
Isabella Rossellini and David Lynch
Did we mention that Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini had children? Well they had twin girls, one of whom was Isabella Rossellini. Previously married to director Martin Scorcese, model and actress Rossellini met director David Lynch when she featured in Blue Velvet in 1985. The pair were together between 1987 and 1991, and Rossellini describes the oddball director as ‘the big love’ of her life. Director Lynch, famous for movies like Mulholland Drive and Wild at Heart, has been married four times in total.
Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky
Making his second appearance on this list is director Darren Aronofsky, this time with British-American actress Rachel Weisz. Some say the couple met on the set of The Fountain, and others that they met backstage when Weisz was starring in The Shape of Things on stage. Regardless, the pair were together for nine years and welcomed a son called Henry in 2006. Weisz went on to marry James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, and of course Aronofsky dated Jennifer Lawrence.
Donna Wilson and Tony Scott
Director Tony Scott is the younger brother of director Ridley Scott, and has been married three times. Scott directed the Tom Cruise hit Top Gun, and a host of other action and thriller movies. He met TV and film actress Donna Wilson when filming Days of Thunder, an action movie starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. With a 24-year age gap, Wilson and Scott got married in 1994 and had twin boys Max and Frank in 2000. Tragically, Scott passed away in 2012.
Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford
Oscar-winning actress and all-round angel, Helen Mirren, didn’t tie the knot until she was 52 years old. The actress met American director Taylor Hackford on the set of White Nights in 1985, and they’ve been together ever since. When they first met, Hackford made Mirren wait for her audition, which made her seriously mad. The actress never wanted to get married, but after 12 years with Hackford she agreed to get hitched in 1997. They married in the Scottish Highlands.
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman
Another controversial case, actress Kate Beckinsale met director Len Wiseman when they were working on Underworld in 2003. At the time, Beckinsale was dating actor Michael Sheen, who was also in the movie, and Wiseman was married to a kindergarten teacher. Beckinsale and Wiseman eventually got together and were married a year after Underworld, in 2004. However, the marriage didn’t last, and Wiseman filed for divorce in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair didn’t have any children together.
Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes
Academy award-winning actress Kate Winslet first met director Sam Mendes in the early ’00s when he tried to convince her to be in a play he was directing. Winslet said no, but the two hit it off and started dating. Mendes became Winslet’s second husband when they tied the knot in 2003. The director went on to direct his wife in the 2008 movie Revolutionary Road, but they got divorced in 2010. Winslet married for the third time in 2012.
Sam Taylor and Aaron Johnson
Sam Taylor was working on her directorial debut Nowhere Boy in 2009 when she hit it off with actor Aaron Johnson. During the filming of the musical drama, Johnson was only 18 years old, while director Sam was 42. The couple announced their engagement at the movie’s premiere, and were married in 2012. They have two daughters together, and the family use a hyphenated version of their names – Taylor-Johnson. The director was married previously and has two daughters from that relationship.
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Technically, Judd Apatow was working as a producer and co-writer when he met future wife Leslie Mann. But he’s a huge director in his own right, so we’ll let it slide. Mann auditioned for a role in The Cable Guy in 1996, with Ben Stiller as director. Mann and Apatow married just one year later in 1997, and have worked on some great movies together, including Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, and This is 40. The pair have two daughters together, called Maude and Iris.
Adrienne Barbeau and John Carpenter
Horror director John Carpenter is known for his gory and violent movies, including Halloween, and The Fog. Adrienne Barbeau is best known for playing Carol on the sitcom Maude, and was the original Rizzo in Broadway’s Grease. The director and actress began their relationship on the set of Someone’s Watching Me in 1978, and were married just one year later. The couple welcomed a son called John in 1984, and got separated shortly after. Barbeau commented that they remained outside Hollywood’s social circles.
Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle
A surprising pair-up, this actress and director were super private about their relationship. Rosario Dawson, famous for her role in Rent, among many others, met director Danny Boyle when they worked on the 2013 crime drama Trance. Boyle, famous for directing Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and 28 Days Later, is a multi-award winner, with a host of Academy Awards. The couple’s relationship was over by the time they were promoting Trance. Dawson has since said that they dated much longer than people think they did.
Christiane Susanne Harlan and Stanley Kubrick
Christiane Susanna Harlan was a German actress who had just started dating director Stanley Kubrick when he put her in the new final sign of his movie. The scene in the World War 1 drama Paths of Glory showed Harlan as a captured German, forced to sing for French soldiers. The soldiers in the movie were mesmerized and moved by her singing, and so was Stanley Kubrick. The couple married in 1958 shortly after filming had wrapped, and stayed together until the director’s death over 40 years later.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
These two legends met in 1971 when Perlman attended a play that DeVito starred in. The pair moved in together two weeks after they first met, and tied the knot in 1982. They worked together in the sitcom Taxi and DeVito directed and starred alongside her on Matilda in 1996. DeVito and Perlman have three children together, named Lucy, Grace and Jacob. Sadly, the couple announced their separation in 2012, but then reconciled in 2013. They separated again in 2017, but Perlman commented that she didn’t wish to divorce DeVito, and they remain close friends.
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen
Woody Allen is a controversial director, and has faced many serious allegations throughout his career. He started dating actress Mia Farrow in the early ’80s, and she went on to star in over 13 of his movies. The pair never married, but Allen did adopt two of Farrow’s adopted children in 1991. In 1992 Farrow discovered that Allen had an affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Allen went on to marry Soon-Yi in 1997, and they now have two adopted daughters together.
Cybill Shepherd and Peter Bogdanovich
Peter Bogdonovich was part of the New Hollywood wave of directors and met model and actress Cybill Shepherd on his critically acclaimed movie The Last Picture in 1971. The director had contacted Shepherd after seeing her on the cover of Glamour magazine. When she was 19 years old, and he 30, they moved into his Bel-Air mansion together. In her autobiography Shepherd claims that she chose Bogdanovich over Elvis Presley who she was dating in the early ’70s.
Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli
One of the most famous actress and director pairs is the inimitable Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli. The couple met when they were both married and working on musical film Meet Me in St. Louis. Minnelli is credited with revitalizing Garland’s career by giving her a less girlish look, and the couple collaborated on The Clock and The Pirate. Sadly, Garland was struggling with addiction to prescription drugs and ultimately suffered a nervous breakdown. They split after six years together.
Evelyn Keyes and Charles Vidor
Charles Vidor was a Hungarian movie director that worked with Hollywood stars Rita Hayworth, Doris Day and Grace Kelly. He met his third wife Evelyn Keyes on the set of Ladies in Retirement and the couple were married in 1944. Keyes is best known for playing Scarlett O’Hara’s prim sister in Gone With the Wind, and featured in Mrs Mike and The Seven Year Itch alongside Marilyn Monroe. Vidor was Keyes’ second husband, and the pair’s short marriage ended in 1945.
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
Before Mia Farrow, Woody Allen also had a relationship with leading lady Diane Keaton. The pair met when Keaton auditioned for a play Allen was directing way back in 1969. After sharing a late-night dinner after rehearsal, the pair became a couple. The play was eventually made into a film, and the pair lived together during production. However, by the time the film was released in 1972, they were no longer formally dating. The pair have collaborated on nearly ten movies together, most famously Annie Hall.
Barbara Loden and Elia Kazan
This actor and director duo met while working on Wild River together, way back in 1960. Turkish born director Elia Kazan is considered one of the most influential in Hollywood history, and Barbara Loden was a Tony award winning actress. They were both married when they met, and started an affair. With a 23-year age gap, the pair married in 1966. They went on to work together in films like Splendor in the Grass. The couple stayed together until Loden’s death in 1980.
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
Maya Rudolph is a hugely successful comic actress who featured in Bridesmaids and Grown Ups. However, many people know her best from her time on Saturday Night Live, which is where she first met her director other half. Paul Thomas Anderson was directing a short on SNL, and the pair hit it off right away. The director of There Will Be Blood, and The Phantom Thread later cast Rudolph in Inherent Vice in 2014. The couple has four children together.
Giannina Facio and Ridley Scott
Acclaimed English director Ridley Scott has directed some of the most famous movies in the world, including Alien, Thelma and Louise, and Gladiator. He met his third wife, Costa Rican actress Giannina Facio when they worked together on White Squall in 1996. The pair got together when they made Hannibal in 2010, and have gone on to work with each other in Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, and Robin Hood. Facio and Scott tied the knot in 2015.
Lita Grey and Charlie Chaplin
This couple’s relationship just might be the first true Hollywood scandal. Comedic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin is a central figure in cinematic history. He cast actress Lita Grey in his 1925 film The Goldrush, when she was only 15 years old. The pair had an affair, and soon Lita feared she was pregnant by the 35-year-old director. They married secretly in Mexico in 1924. Unsurprisingly this marriage was not successful. Grey referred to Chaplin as ‘cruel and inhumane’, and he called her a gold-digger.
Illeana Douglas and Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese was married to Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Vincente Rossellini. However, following his divorce, he cast Illeana Douglas in New York Stories in 1989, which is when the pair started their relationship. Douglas went on to appear in other Scorcese movies, including Goodfellas, Cape Fear, and Jungle Fever. Sadly, most of her parts were cut out of the final films. She later admitted ‘it was kind of depressing’. The couple’s relationship ended in 1997.
Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim
French director Roger Vadim was known for dating lots of actresses and was married six times in total. Vadim’s first wife was the iconic and smoldering French actress Brigitte Bardot, who he married when she was just 18 years old in 1952. Bardot featured in Vadim’s first movie, And God Created Woman, in 1956, but the pair got divorced just one year later in 1957. Both partners were unfaithful, with Vadim engaging in extramarital affairs with men, and Bardot having an affair with her co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh
We all know the beloved British actress Emma Thompson, but did you know she was once married to actor and director Kenneth Branagh? The director of Thor and live-action Cinderella met Thompson on the set of his 1987 movie Fortunes of War. They were married in 1989 and became a golden couple in the UK. Sadly, Branagh cheated on Thompson with actress Helena-Bonham Carter while they were working on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994. Thompson divorced Branagh in 1995, the same year she met her second husband.
Billy Wilder and Doris Dowling
Prolific director Billy Wilder is known for hit films like Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, and Some Like it Hot. Wilder met actress Doris Dowling on the set of his Oscar winning movie The Lost Weekend, while he was still married. Dowling had recently arrived in Hollywood following her sister Constance who was having an affair with Turkish-American director Elia Kazan. Wilder and Dowling never married, but both sets of affairs between the actresses and directors were open secrets in Hollywood.