I have a love for old movies, I love the innocence, the storytelling, and most of all the beauty of the costumes. I promised at the start of the year more of these fashion pieces, it hasn’t quite panned out as I have planned, but I have a great one today discussing the incredible costumes Audrey Hepburn wears in her movie, Paris When It Sizzles from 1964. The movie itself isn’t a classic, it was actually panned when it came out, the story can be quite hard to follow and the chemistry doesn’t seem quite there between Hepburn’s character Gabrielle
One of the first films I notice the fashion had to be Working Girl, with the big eighties hair and power dressing, which was made even more evident by the transformation of Tess McGill, played by Melanie Griffith, from Staten Island secretary to high-powered executive. The costumes, designed by Ann Roth **who also did The Bonfire of the Vanities, another favourite, as well as Bird Cage**, set the scene right from the word go, with Tess strutting off the Staten Island ferry working her power suit teamed with dotty tights and trainers. There is a sexiness about her, it is
When you see Maleficent you will leave the cinema thinking about Angelina Jolie’s amazing cheekbones, the sweetness of Elle Fanning as Aurora, and the incredible costumes designed by Anna B. Sheppard, who is known for her work on ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Pianist,’ both of which earned her Oscar nominations. I got the chance to chat with Anna B. Sheppard about the costumes, working with Angelina, and the difficulties of designing for an action movie like Maleficent.