The movie Julie & Julia is based on two memoirs of Julia Child and Julie Powell.
Original Julie & Julia movie costumes
American Julia Child, played by Meryl Streep, is widely recognised for introducing mainstream America to French cooking and the film follows her time in the 1940's and 1950's when she lived in Paris, France, with her diplomat husband, Paul.
Actual film costume worn by Meryl Streep as Julia Child
Texan Julie Powell, played by Amy Adams, famously attempted a culinary challenge, the 'Julie/Julia Project', to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking'. Her efforts in the kitchen became a popular web blog and were later published as a book.
Original movie costume worn by Amy Adams as Julie Powell
Both women's stories now form the basis of the new movie Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron, released on August 7, 2009.
Julie & Julia movie billboard
These photographs of the fantastic costumes worn by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams were on display in the cinema foyer at ArcLight Sherman Oaks on July 28, 2009.
On the left is 'Julia Childs' vintage 1940's dress worn by Streep at the beginning of the movie in Paris. On the right 'Julie Powell's' modern day dress, worn when she hosts a dinner party on the rooftop to celebrate cooking her final recipe from the cookbook, the boneless duck.
Julie & Julia movie outfits from different eras
Finally enjoy this short video clip for more detail on the original costumes.
If you like these outfits, you may also like some other movie costumes worn by Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia: The Movie and the costumes worn in the film Doubt, which also starred both actresses.