Let the wardrobe-lust truly begin.
We already had a pretty good inkling that the costuming in Madonna’s W.E would leave us inspired, such is the power of Arianne Phillips (you may note A Single Man and Walk The Line amongst her list of previous wardrobe credits); now that inkling has become a certainty. James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough (who play King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in the film) step into their regal roles for a shoot in the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, photographed by Tom Munro.
In the accompanying article, Phillips says;
“Wallis and the Duke both made a lifestyle out of presentation. . . . It was a beautiful façade.
He said that because she never got a title he gave her jewelry to make her feel royal.”
And with Phillips behind the wheel we don’t mind if the costuming too is a beautiful facade; it’s certainly a good enough reason to see the film.
For more of a preview of what the film’s 60+ outfit changes have in store, click on the gallery above.