The Great Gatsby
(Directed by Baz Luhrmann, 2013. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan) A simply sensational film and perhaps one of the richest sources of inspiration for the glamorous fashion of the roaring twenties: from the lacy-fringed glittering cocktail gowns, to tiaras and dashing dandy men suits. It meritoriously earned two Academy Awards, one for Best Costumes and one for Production.
(Directed by Joe Wright, 2012. With Keira Knightley, Jude Law) You surely know the famous story unfolding in 19th century Russian high-society. Yet, this movie is a must-see-again, if only for the amazing costumes: opulent ballroom gowns, fur coats and the most precious diamonds. And if I haven’t persuaded you yet, well here’s another incentive: “Anna Karenina” also won the Oscar for Best Costumes.
(Directed by Sofia Coppola, 2006. With Kirsten Dunst in the leading role) It’s the iconic story of the marriage of Austrian princess Marie Antoinette with Louis XVI. Filmed entirely at Versailles, “Marie Antoinette” takes you back into the lavish époque and its most sumptuous outfits: flamboyant gowns, hats, elaborate coiffures, and that pink blush on the cheeks, a long time reference point for make-up artists all over the world. It’s no surprise the costumes from “Marie Antoinette” claimed the title at the Oscars.
(Directed by Paul Scrader, 1980. With Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton) It is definitely one of the few movies where you can assert undoubtedly that the men are better dressed than their women counterparts. Richard Gere looks amazing in the flawless, impeccable suits, signed by Giorgio Armani. Though it dates back in the 80’s, “American Gigolo” is more actual as ever. The timeless elegance makes it a classic for any true gentleman.
(Directed by Joe Wright, 2007. With Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Vanessa Redgrave) The drama that takes place during the Second World War is a delightful love story that will take you on a style journey spanning over three decades. You will be blown away by the enchanting evening gowns of the 30’s, the charming, perfectly evoked outfits of the 40’s and 50’s. Truly, a style saga, a feast for the eye. In the critically acclaimed production, Keira Knightley wears this amazing emerald-green satin dress – that rare sort of outfit any woman falls for.