Darlings you know I love fashion and film. Therefore nothing delights me more than a movie that is at least partially about fashion. Hence " Phantom Thread " is a near perfect fashion film. This film is set in London in the 1950's , in the lost world of English couture. While fashion is wonderful couture is sublime....
All films rely on costume design to varying degrees. “Phantom Thread,” however, is a rare movie that's about the subject.
Therefore this film is a costume designers delight. Of course, a major treat for Mark Bridges, Oscar winning costume designer . Bridges has done the wardrobes for all of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies. Among them the disco porn business epic “Boogie Nights,” turn-of-the-last-century psycho oil baron drama “There Will Be Blood” and psychedelic era mystery “Inherent Vice.”
“It was a dream, yeah,” says Bridges, whose other credits include “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “8 Mile” and his Oscar-winning work for “The Artist.” “It combined working and creating characters with people like Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps. Furthermore creating the visuals of an age gone by. Actually having the resources to create them pretty faithfully to how they were originally constructed. The combination between the emotional and the visual was like nothing else I’d ever worked on.”
PHANTOM THREADS; THE FILM
Set in the hothouse world of 1950's British high fashion, “Phantom Thread” stars Day-Lewis as couture dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and Krieps as the young waitress, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
In my opinion the real star of this film is the wardrobe. Therefore to recreate the times it took massive research on the clothing of the period. Still even more research included pouring over the Victoria and Albert Museum’s fashion archives. Hence Bridges’ team created 50 unique, House of Woodcock garments inspired by the likes of Balenciaga and Hardy Amies.
PHANTOM THREAD ; HAUTE COUTURE IN THE 1950'S
Accordingly this time has been described by some as the golden age of couture. In fact the post war era is when fashion returned to opulence and glamour. Therefore the years of 1947 – the year Christian Dior introduced his New Look- and1957 the year Dior passed away.
By the end of the 1950s Coco Chanel after a few false starts after the war, was in the ascendant once again. In fact Chanel promoted a more consumer friendly women’s wardrobe. Ultimately this was to herald the end of the golden age of Haute couture.
The death of Dior in 1957 and the changing economic world, ended this era of opulence.Therefore the age that catered only to wealthy Hollywood stars and the social elite was over. Hence a surge in DIY and boutique fashions – especially from London, heralded a new age of street fashion.
PHANTOM THREAD : FASHION THAT LASTS TILL TODAY
While some of you may be lovers of vintage fashion , others may prefer vintage inspired garments . In fact the 1950's are credited with giving us the circle skirts and the sheath dress . Moreover these silhouettes are still very popular today. As a matter of fact the 1950's is one of my favorite fashion periods of the 20th century. Many of our best labels and designers today retain strong influences from the glamorous 1950's.
Moreover for me to further make my point I will show you some great 1950's inspired fashion . I am a huge follower and supporter of other fashion blogs and other fashion bloggers . Therefore I have found some great 1950's look's from some of my favorite fashion blogs.
For instance here is a favorite fashion blogger Blair Eadie who's blog Atlantic-Pacific shows her often in 1950's inspired looks. ATLANTIC-PACIFIC
PHANTOM THREAD ; FILMS INFLUENCE LIFE
Darlings I encourage you to go and see this fabulous film. Strangely enough I have always been a huge fan of 1950's fashion and this film reinforces my love of this great period. In fact another great story that I've watched recently on public television is The Collection that also deals with 1950's couture.
The great fashion of the 1950's couturiere's was one of the greatest periods of fashion. Of course we can't go back to those great days of glamour but the essence can be captured . Therefore whether you are going to a party, a wedding or other function why not channel the great glamour of the 1950's.
PHANTOM THREAD : 1950' S INSPIRED DRESSES
DOLCE & GABBANA
This Dolce & Gabbana rose print and appliqué dress is a sweet feminine addition to your wardrobe. Crafted from a luxury black Italian silk blend, this dress is detailed with a pretty pink rose print across the garment alongside large tonal pink rose embroidery at the chest. However you look at this dress it screams with 1 1950's couture vibe
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ASOS WHITE Stripe And Spot Full Maxi Skirt
In conclusion Darlings this is partly a fashion history post . Therefore for those of you who may be fashion bloggers who have no formal fashion education , it will help you in identifying fashion periods. Since the 1950's was the Golden Age of couture it has influenced much of today's fashion. I have carefully chosen some of the best examples of 1950's influenced fashion.
Finally the film Phantom Thread is a fabulous illustration of the world of couture. Moreover the film has a great story and exceptional performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps. .Shop the great looks I have chosen from Farfetch and ASOS. Please darlings leave me comments and sign-up for my newsletter. Ciao for now Jandrew