Faye Dunaway in "The Thomas Crown Affair"

<i>By Monica Corcoran</i><br>
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Faye Dunaway radiates chic in 1968's "The Thomas Crown Affair," one entry on our top 10 list of films that  epitomize the power of style. The list -- compiled with input from historians, critics, fashion designers, costumers, directors and others -- avoids the obvious ("Breakfast at Tiffany's") to honor sometimes overlooked movies that have had a major influence on our fashion sense.<br>
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By Monica Corcoran

Faye Dunaway radiates chic in 1968's "The Thomas Crown Affair," one entry on our top 10 list of films that epitomize the power of style. The list -- compiled with input from historians, critics, fashion designers, costumers, directors and others -- avoids the obvious ("Breakfast at Tiffany's") to honor sometimes overlooked movies that have had a major influence on our fashion sense.

More in Image:
10 classic style movies | Photos
Scene Stealers: Movie costumes that started fashion trends
Style films that packed a punch? Insiders' favorites
Your turn: Share your favorites on our blog

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