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harper-lyh · a day ago
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Newspaper Dress in Last Night in Soho
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In the film's opening scene we're introduced to Thomasin McKenzie's character, Eloise, dancing in a newspaper dress. The dress goes out to be one of the most memorable costumes in Last Night in Soho.
In a Vogue Interview with the film's designer, Odie Dicks-Mireaux, she has this to say regarding this dress:
We started off with the newspaper dress. It was all about the silhouette and rather than going for something more dramatic, like a fishtail look, we went for something more open that allowed her to move.
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Dicks-Mireaux experimented with different silhouettes like the said fishtail look, but director Edgar Wright preferred a more "sweeping look".
To fit the film and Thomasin McKenzie's character, Eloise, the gown's newsy textile had to be specifically printed. The designer had this idea to have a Cornish newspaper, where the film's MC Eloise comes from, so it kind of looked like it was made out of local newspaper from her countryside.
Humourously enough, the designers had to make sure to print stuff that wasn't libelous at all.
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In the said Vogue interview, Dicks-Mireaux traced inspiration from several 60s starlets like Brigitte Bardot, who was known to wear apparels that are flared and/or sculptural in shape as well.
Potential inspiration behind this dress could be the "The New Look" by Dior, where the brand creates sculptural dresses with strong silhouettes similar to this newspaper dress.
Initial variations of newspaper dresses are popularized by designer John Galliano, who happened to create such garments for Dior during their February 2000 runway show. Newspaper dresses are further popularized when actress Sarah Jessica Parker wore it in Sex in the City season 3 episode 17.
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Details like pleating on the neckline and waistline and the use of pin tucks and corsets are present for this particular dress.
Newspaper are surprisingly versatile, thus Dicks-Mireaux and the designers could sew the pieces together with thread and form the unified piece we see in the film.
Additional information from an interview between Dicks-Mireaux and PopSugar:
[I] was looking at high fashion and pictures from old Vogues, and the choice was wonderful. These beautiful ball dresses of the late '50s were very sculptural, which was so very exciting, that was the perfect path to go down for the newspaper dress.
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Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho is an amazing film and is currently in theatres (watch if you haven't already!!).
I can probably vouch Odie Dicks-Mireaux will be nominated for 2022's Oscar for Best Costume Design. Followed by the designers behind Dune, Cruella, House of Gucci, Respect, West Side Story and Spencer.
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Photos courtesy of YT channel Focus Films. Pink underlined texts are linked to the sources used to make this blog.
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fatmasc · 8 months ago
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Hey i’m a fashion design student so i have tons and tons of pdfs and docs with basic sewing techniques, pattern how-tos, and resources for fabric and trims. I’ve compiled it all into a shareable folder for anyone who wants to look into sewing and making their own clothing. I’ll be adding to this folder whenever i come across new resources
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16uhmMb8kE4P_vOSycr6XSa9zpmDijZSd?usp=sharing
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peevishpants · a month ago
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🐟🌊Aquatic Accoutrements for the Ocean Denizen🐟🌊
Day 19. Manta Ray
DISCLAIMER: While this outfit is mainly inspired by manta rays, the purse is based off of a "mermaid's purse" which is the egg case produced by sharks, skates and some rays. Manta rays are ovoviviparous though, meaning they give birth to live young from an egg inside their womb, and don't make an egg case like that.
Also, the fish earrings are remora fish! Manta rays will visit remora cleaning states to get de-parasitized by the hardworking remora fish.
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supersick · 4 months ago
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ear cuffs by fangophilia
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toughtinkcosplay · 4 months ago
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💫 Like Starlight, a geek couture look inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle for the 2021 Her Universe Fashion Show ✨
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harper-lyh · 6 months ago
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Cruella's Costumes by Oscar-winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan
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There are a total of 47 garments for Emma Stone's character. The above collages are some of her best (and available) ones.
Jenny Beavan had won Oscars for costume design twice, first time for A Room With a View (1986) and second for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Edit: Just wanna clarify that those sketches aren't mine haha, they are from Beavan. Thanks for all the likes, reblogs and comments guys~
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neon-ufo · 4 months ago
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shirt cut meme x 💚DIO💛 🥰
All the outfit designs take elements from various middle eastern clothing (with a lot of creative liberty), since p3 DIO shows a clear preference for it! I think that’s an interesting aspect of his character & a while ago I wrote quite a bit about it right here! <:
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letswonderspirit · 7 months ago
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Some more redesigns! I think she needed it, her old design was pretty wack! I couldn’t find a way to draw her hat in with the ponytail, it didn’t seem to fit the look.
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supersick · 3 months ago
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hand knitted pieces by imaskopi
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jeannepompadour · a month ago
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Gowns from the Guo Pei: Couture Beyond exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 2018
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