This isn't exactly costume related, but it's a great little featurette on the upcoming 'Where The Wild Things Are' directed by Spike Jonze. It's talks with the original illustrator and author of the book, Maurice Sendak, and touches on the visual life of the film.
‘She was the first good-looking couturier and because of her own strong
look, everybody wanted to copy her. She was an artist who
intellectualised couture for the first time,' explains Catherine Leterrier, costume designer of the exquisitely costumed film Coco Avant Chanel.
Legend has it Coco was preparing for a party and suddenly was inspired to cast off the traditional frou frou girly look for some male dominated pants. Myth has swelled to a point that she is now known as the first woman ever to wear pants.
"The fashion of that period was lovely, so it was difficult to show that Coco looked better than all these elegant women." - Catherine Leterrier
Coco Chanel's major influences were the introduction of menswear inspired pieces for women and the innovative use of jersey fabrics.
"she was her own muse", says Leterrier.
Part 3 of Coco Avant Chanel costumes coming soon.....
Arianne Phillips was the subject of the last post... so it's only fitting that we talk about Madonna for a second. Here is a costume sketch from Givenchy for her Sticky and Sweet Tour. Arianne Phillips was the costume designer for the Sticky and Sweet Tour. As she usually does with all of Madonna's tours, she designed pieces, shopped for other pieces, and of course, specially commissioned labels such as Givenchy to custom make costumes for Madonna. It's quite a feat.
Can't tell you how much we love the lacings all the way up to the knee- so great.