Movie inspiration of the week – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Costume Designer: Anthea Sylbert This is not one of my favourite movies and definitely not one of my favourite genres. However, I’m back to my beloved pixie haircut and 60s Mia Farrow is an unavoidable reference. Plus, there are 56 outfit changes throughout the film and, whether performing a narrative function or a mere stylistic one, … More Movie inspiration of the week – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

So much for escapism

After lunch I went to check Andrey Konchalovsky”s Paradise. This is an incredibly beautiful and intelligent movie about confronting extreme evil and dangerous ideas of a paradise that only exists at the expense of someone else’s living hell.  I walked to my car and Brahms is still echoing in my mind. It takes me a minute … More So much for escapism

Movie Inspiration of the Week – Easter parade (1948)

Costume Designers: Irene Lentz (women) Arlington Valles (men) This is a somewhat obvious choice for this week because it’s Easter. Around here we do not have “Easter Parades” and there’s no tradition of Easter bonnets (which is an absolute shame). I wished we had imported this instead of Halloween. We do keep the tradition of wearing brand … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – Easter parade (1948)

Movie inspiration of the week – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Costume Designer: Lucinda Ballard, Nominated Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (24th Academy Awards) And so it was I entered the broken world To trace the visionary company of love, it’s voice An instant in the wind (I know not whither hurled) But not for long to hold each desperate choice. “The Broken Tower” by Hart Crane … More Movie inspiration of the week – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Movie inspiration of the week – Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Costume Designer: Rosanna Norton I have to confess my ignorance because I had never heard of this film until last Saturday when I caught it by chance on tv. I must also confess that I have never been a fan of rock opera but this is Brian De Palma’s glam rock extravaganza and it’s brilliant. … More Movie inspiration of the week – Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Movie Inspiration of the Week – Laura (1944)

Costume Designer Bonnie Cashin The movie basically consists of well-dressed rich people standing in luxury flats and talking to a cop. Roger Ebert I wasn’t designing for fashion, but for characteristics, which is the way I like to design clothes for daily wear. I like to design clothes for a woman who plays a particular … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – Laura (1944)

Movie Inspiration of the Week – One from the Heart (1982)

Costume designer Ruth Morley Considered by many Coppola’s worst movie and one of the biggest flops in film history, eventually leading to the director’s, and his company Zoetrope’s, bankruptcy, One from the Heart is a flamboyant and artificial musical following Frannie ( Teri Garr) and Hank (Frederic Forrest) 5th anniversary celebrations in their hometown Las Vegas during … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – One from the Heart (1982)

Movie Inspiration of the Week – The Addiction (1995)

I would not want to know a person who isn’t offended by aspects of this film, but I would be equally bored by an individual who would casually dismiss the film itself. Abel Ferrara Costume Designer Melinda Eshelman This is not an obvious choice as far as fashion / style inspiration goes, nor does it fall … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – The Addiction (1995)

Movie Inspiration of the Week – India Song (1975)

I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you. I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them. Marguerite Duras, Emily L.               A memory piece that calls up the dead, its heroine, Anne-Marie Stretter (Delphine Seyrig), dances with her lover, Michael … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – India Song (1975)

Movie inspiration  of the week – Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

Leaving (for now) the Riviera Summer inspiration by means of Godard’s absurdist road movie of feelings versus ideas. A film is like a battleground: there’s love, hate, action, violence, death. In one word: emotion A noir movie in technicolor that follows the adventures of Ferdinand Griffon who is trying to fulfill his vast artistic plans, … More Movie inspiration  of the week – Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

Movie inspiration of the week – Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Costume Designer: Hubert de Givenchy When Jean Seberg is on screen you can’t look at anything else. Her every movement is graceful, each glance is precise. The shape of her head, her silhouette, her walk, everything is perfect; this kind of sex appeal hasn’t been seen on the screen. François Truffaut Contrary to the common … More Movie inspiration of the week – Bonjour Tristesse (1958)