Hi, friends! It’s Oscar Week– are you guys excited??? You may not know this about me, but I’m a bigtime movie fan (who isn’t, right?). I moved to Hollywood at the tender age of 18 to study the movies, worked at a studio after graduating from college, and now I work in film & TV here in NYC, so I always get REALLY pumped up about the Oscars! So, to celebrate, whaddaya say we ogle some costumes from the Academy Award-nominated film The Artist? *
First, a quick plug. Guys, if you love movies, if you love old Hollywood, if you love ’20’s fashion, and especially if you love adorable dogs, you will LOVE this movie! I’ve already seen it twice and can’t wait to see it again! OK, I’m done gushing… wait, maybe just for one minute more! It’s just a really lovely film, and I strongly recommend it– it made me want to board the next flight back to LA!
Now, let’s talk costumes! I’ve always been really drawn to the fashion of the 1920’s– it’s youthful and fresh, and somehow tomboyish and glamorous at the same time (all things I like to imagine that I am! haha!). Bérénice Bejo wears the most gorgeous ’20’s frocks in the movie, and I love the way her wardrobe changes with her as she transitions from a lovable girl-next-door to a Hollywood star.
Any favorites dresses from this movie? How would you incorporate some of these design elements into your own makes?
What are your favorite movies for costume inspiration? I loved seeing this week’s challenge at Sew Weekly— hop on over there and check it out, if you haven’t already. Lavender’s two-piece get-up inspired by The Graduate is one of my favorites this week… gotta love that leopard print!
* Obviously none of these images are my own– they’re all stills pulled from the movie’s website.