Sunday, February 27, 2011

High Fashion on the Big Screen - Rodarte's Black Swan

Patricia, my Fashion Film-partner in crime sent me this the other day, something I most definitely would have overlooked due to packed agendas: High Fashion on the Big Screen. I was delighted to see this lovely overview, although it made me miss working on my thesis. And I learned a few new things as well: I never knew that the Wizard of Oz-slippers where by Salvatore Ferragamo!

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Yesterday I saw Black Swan by the way. Although it's a movie about the dance industry, I was glad that it wasn't a 'Save the Last Dance'-type of movie. The story is quite dark and scary, and Portman's performance is amazing -great moves by the way! Many things were said about Rodarte not getting any credit for their costume designs (I guess not much has changed in the last 100 years since fashion films emerged). Yes, the outfits in the movie are perfect. As I took ballet-classes when I was a kid, I would love to wear any of tutus shown in the film, but the White and Black Swan-outfits were beautiful but not as fashion-forward as I thought they would be, especially since it caused such a stir. They were just so conservative for being by the hand of my beloved Rodarte. What do you think?

Eitherway, on a different note, Patricia and two of her fashionable friends have launched a new fashion blog: Ella & Louise! I love it since it so versatile. Street style, personal style and fashion news; Great combo!

1 comment:

  1. You are soooo sweeet :D thanks for the mention! :)

    On the topic of Fashion & Film: I did something incredibly cool today here in London. It's called Secret Cinema. When you buy your tickets, you do not know where it will be and which movie you will see, you only know you have to be at a certain tube station at a certain hour. The dresscode was late 40's and at the station, we were guided to a location by actors. Everything was so well done, all the people (or most of them) dressed up and the location (an old tobacco quai) was perfect. You get some time to savor the surroundings and buy some food and drinks before the movie starts and this time, I was very pleased to find out, the movie was "The red shoes". Funny thing since it's been on my "to watch" list for so long and was on this overview as well!

    Also, I believe that the choice of movie might have been influenced by Black Swan. Obviously Secret Cinema has been working on the events since before the movie was launched in the UK, but I don't think it's a coincidence :)

    Well, that was a rather long comment haha!