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Fashion & Film: Fashion in Michaelangelo Antonioni’s Films

Monica Vitti, L’eclisse Michelangelo Antonioni’s characters are always in crisis, but they are always dressed well, too. Furthermore, their easy access to luxury is a key part of their forced and vacuous lives, of their constant longing for a self that doesn’t exist. The costumes in Antonioni’s films speak in the most subtle way. It […]

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Fashion & Film: Romy Schneider in Boccacio ’70

55 years ago, Boccaccio ’70 opened the fifteenth Cannes film festival. Modeled on Boccaccio’s The Decameron, the four short stories of love and life in 1960s Italy were directed by four different filmmakers: Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio de Sica. Spanning comedy, melodrama and fantasy, the four tales form a sly satire of […]

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Fashion & Film: Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals

A friend of mine once told me that she’s most impeccably dressed when she is going through the most difficult times. I have never forgotten her words, which kept ringing through my head as I was watching Nocturnal Animals. Amy Adams’ character, Susan Morrow, is glamorously dressed, severely buttoned up and incredibly precise throughout the […]

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Fashion & Film: Steve McQueen in Bullitt (1968)

Steve McQueen looking cool while keeping warm. Has anyone done it better? His favourite, unmistakeably shaped Persol 0714 sunglasses and the Benrus watch further enhance this classic modern look. “An American original” is how photographer William Claxton describes Steve McQueen in his book Steve McQueen: William Claxton Photographs. That he was, in terms of style, too. […]