Movies and Fashion: everything you wanted to know about costume design

It’s been an interesting month in costume design! Lots of news about upcoming releases (Jobs, Diana…) and some great moments in Mad Men. It was also nice to remember the costume design of memorable titles. Vogue continues dedicating editorials to movies and TV shows (remember the beautiful Anna Karenina photoshoot?. All this in Style me if you can, my blog about costume design in movies and television. Here you have a brief of the latest posts:

Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in jOBS, the biopic about the founder of Apple directed by Joshua Michael Stern that narrates Steve’s trajectory from his days at college with his partner Steve Wozniak to becoming one of the most important entrepreneurs in history. The costume design is by Lisa Jensen (The Valley of Elah, The Fabulous Baker Boys), and it perfectly portrays the style of Silicon Valley in the 70′s and 80′s and Steve’s evolution to his signature look. Continue reading…

Naomi Watts plays Lady Di in Diana, the biopic about the Princess of Wales. We’ve been seeing lots of pics from the shootings, and the truth is that the characterization is very well achieved. And that, added to Naomi’s acting talent, I’m sure it will look even better on cinemas. The movie is centered around the last two years of the princess and it narrates the relationships she maintained with Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed. It’s directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, and will be premiered in England in September. View more pics…

Mad Men Season Six
Some of the best outfits seen on this season’s episodes. Janie Bryant, costume designer of the show, has done a great job again. View more…

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine is the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen. The main star is Cate Blanchett, who, judging by the trailer, has done one of the best performances of her career. Costume designer Suzy Benziger has managed to portray a conservative and elegant woman thanks to tweed jackets, pearls, pencil skirts and golden touches. Read more…

Meryl Streep in Kramer vs Kramer
In Kramer vs. Kramer, Streep wears an iconic Burberry trench coat, in the climax scene of the movie. All her character wears in beige and brown shades, like her co-star Dustin Hoffman. He wears a trench too, but it’s Aquascutum. Autumn in New York is perfectly portrayed on the film, and that’s in the costume design too, by Ruth Morley. Read more…

Downton Abbey beauty line
Marks & Spencer has announced that they’ll be selling a line of beauty products inspired by Downton Abbey‘s aesthetic. It will be available in autumn, but we’ll have to wait a little more to see the new season (that comes with lots of changes). The series comes out in January 2014. Read more here.
My week with Marilyn
My week with Marilyn narrates the story of the actress with Colin Clark, a young assistant of Sir Laurence Olivier. It’s supposed to be based on true events. The movie’s costume designer was Jill Taylor. With the help of vintage photographs, Sotheby’s auctions catalogs, and of course, intensive investigation, Jill managed to recreate the off-duty looks of Marilyn. She wore a lot of turtlenecks, pullovers, and elegant and discreet outfits when she wasn’t in the spotlight. Continue reading…

Best quotes from Sex and the City

Sex and the City‘s Most Iconic outfits

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett make one of the most elegant casts on cinema in The talented Mr. Ripley. Gary Jones and Ann Roth were the costume designers of the film, that takes place in Italy in the 50′s. Every outfit is exquisite, it’s worth copying piece by piece to get perfect outfits. The perfect inspiration for this Summer. Continue reading…

Fashion victim style in The Bling Ring
Sofia Coppola has presented in Cannes The Bling Ring, her new film. With a cast headed by Emma Watson, the movie tells the (real) story of the gang that got into the houses of several celebrities in Hollywood to steal their jewellery and clothes. On this post you’ll read more about these teens that were charged for +1M $ robbery. The costume design is based on the reality shows style, fashion victims, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr… A very interesting mix that has been really great achieved judging by the trailers and pictures we’ve seen.  Continue reading…

The Great Gatsby
The new version of The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann was probably one of the most marketed films in several years. Its joint with fashion (the dresses are by Prada, the man suits are by Brooks Brothers, and the jewels are Tiffany’s) has made the fashion industry go crazy with the event. How many articles about the Jazz Age style you’ve read in the past twelve months? As you’ve probably seen thousands of posts about the costumes of the latest version, I prefer to dedicate an entry to the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Theoni V. Aldredge won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, and the movie helped Ralph Lauren rise to success, when he wasn’t too famous then. Continue reading…

Freida Pinto in red
I rewatched You will meet a tall dark stranger the other day because it’s one of my favourite films that Woody Allen has recently made. I saw that Freida Pinto’s character only wears red. It suits her so greatly. It is a curious detail. Does temptation always wear a red dress? View more photos 
Homeland in Vogue US August 2013
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Claire Danes (who got the cover) and Damian Lewis get into their fictional characters and make us enjoy a piece of the series a couple of months before the third season is released in October (I want it now!). View all the photos here.

Gemma Ward and George Clooney
This photoshoot was published in the November 2006 issue of Vanity Fair. It was photographed by Norman Jean Roy at Clooney’s house in Como Lake. The editorial portrays Gemma Ward and George Clooney as the typical couple of classic Hollywood stars, like Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. It is a really beautiful spread! View all the photos here.

Don and Betty in Vanity Fair
Annie Leibovitz photographed Jon Hamm and January Jones as Don and Betty Draper from Mad Men for Vanity Fair US September 2009. It’s always a good time to remember how good this couple looked together (just on the outside…). View all photos

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8 thoughts on “Movies and Fashion: everything you wanted to know about costume design

    LUBA • Jul 31, 2013, 13:21
  1. Valentina • Jul 31, 2013, 20:17
  2. • Aug 2, 2013, 1:03
  3. Muy acertada selección. Todos tenemos algo de Mad Man, Woody Allen siempre ha marcado estilo NYC y Sarah Jessica sigue en lo más top de lo in.

  4. itstimetostyle • Aug 3, 2013, 16:39
  5. Marie • Aug 4, 2013, 19:53
  6. Salva Palmer • Aug 12, 2013, 11:15
  7. gypsy • Aug 18, 2013, 22:56
  8. Me apetece mucho ver la pelicula,pinta muy bien Gipsy

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