Movies are a great form of entertainment but sometimes when watching a movie, I just sit and marvel at the wardrobe worn by the actors. Even though an actor is essential to portraying the movie character, his/her wardrobe is key to reflecting the time period and the feel of the movie, while also showing the character’s identity such as age and personality. Recently one movie that caught my eye was The Age Of Adeline starring Blake Lively known from TV show gossip girl, which by the way is also iconic for the character wardrobe, but let me not get sidetracked here. The movie The Age Of Adeline follows a 29 years old Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) who after a car accident in the 1930’s has miraculously remained 29 years old for almost eight decades. The movie also stars Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman.
The movie is set in 2015, however there are several flashback scene’s to the earlier decades. Seeing the character wearing outfits of different decades is such a treat, but most amazing is to see the style she developed after wearing 80’s years worth of fashion. The costume designer for the movie is Angus Strathie who also did the costume design for the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge! where he won an Academy Award for best costume design. In addition to the original movie posters there were 8 other posters made each representing a decade that Adeline lived in.
I feel that Angus Strathie did a wonderful job of showing what someone wardrobe would look like after living through so many years of fashion and fads. The character develops her own classic style but a the same time it is one that is not in your face but more the girl next door, which matches the story of the movie of someone who wants to live under the radar and not get recognised being she is a person who does not age which essentially means she is immortal and who knows what would happen if she got caught.
Hope this has peaked your interest to see this movie. I really recommend this movie to everyone, it is a wonderful love story filled beautiful cinematography, musical score and of course wardrobe.
Stay Fashionable, Miss George